"Edmund O'Brien in "Sam Benedict""   Lot no. 2307

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Oct. 21, 1972 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Watercolor on Paper Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2006) Edmond O`Brien in title role NBC-TV `Sam Benedict` for Sun Oct 21, 1962 cover New York Journal-American TView mag. The legal drama was based on the career of famous defense lawyer and author Jacob W. "Jake" Erlich, who also served as technical consultant to the program. Series ran Sept 15, 1962 to March 30, 1963. On 22" x 14 1/2" illustration board, with photostat pasteup on second board, paper overlay with watercolor. Includes copies of the original magazine and covers. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Minor soiling, white corrections 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.