"1948 Broadway Revival of "Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat""   Lot no. 2295

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 7, 1948 (Estimated)
17.00" x 13.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1948 Broadway revival of `Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II`s Show Boat`, starring Billy House as Cap`n Andy Hawks and Carol Bruce as Julie Dozier, City Center Theatre, directed by Hassard Short, produced by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. This limited engagement production, with a revised book by Hammerstein, more upbeat overture by Rodgers and more dramatic orchestration by Russell Bennett, ran 9/7/48 - 9/19/48. On illustration board, for the New York Herald Tribune, includes clipping. 17" x 13" image. Good condition

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.