"1947 Broadway Drama, "The Whole World Over""   Lot no. 2303

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

March 27, 1947 (Estimated)
10.00" x 12.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1947 Broadway drama, `The Whole World Over`, starring Uta Hagen & Josef Buloff, with Herbert Berghof & Sanford Meizner. Directed by Harold Clurman, designed by Ralph Alsworth, the production ran 3/27-6/21/1947 for 100 performances in a limited engagement at the Biltmore Theatre. On 11 1/2" x 15" illustration board, for the New York Journal American, includes clipping. 10" x 12 1/2" image. Minor edge soiling, white correction by GW.

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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.