"1965 Broadway Musical, "Half a Sixpence""   Lot no. 2297

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

April 25, 1965 (Estimated)
9.00" x 10.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1965 Broadway musical `Half a Sixpence`, starring Tommy Steele, Polly James & Carrie Nye, at the Broadhurst Theatre. The sprightly Edwardian-era romp, based on a 1905 novel, `Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul` by H.G. Wells, was written especially for the British pop idol Steele. Directed by Gene Saks, designed by Loudon Sainthill & Jules Fisher, the show ran 4/25/65 - 7/16/66 for 511 performances. The play wasw adapted into a 1967 film that also starred Steele. n 10" x 15" illustration board, for the New York Herald-Tribune. 9" x 10" image

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