""My Litttle Margie""   Lot no. 2302

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Oct. 1952 (Estimated)
12.50" x 10.00"
Pen and Ink on Paper
Signed Upper Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the popular sitcom `My Little Margie`, starring Gale Storm and Charles Farrell. The show began as a summer replacement for `I Love Lucy` over CBS on June 16, 1952 and ran until Sept 8, 1952 before moving to NBC on Oct 4, 1952 until its cancellation on May 25, 1955. Illustration done later in show`s run, perhaps rendered to promote the series shift from CBS to NBC as a regularly scheduled series in Oct 1952. GW has applied Ben-Day half-tone dots to the chair and some books. 20 3/4" x 16 3/4" overall. Includes photostat copy. 12 1/2" x 10" image. Fine condition.framed

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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.