""Peck's Bad Girl" Starring Patty McCormack and Wendell Corey"   Lot no. 2308

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

May 5, 1959 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) to promote the new summer series `Peck`s Bad Girl` starring Patty McCormack & Wendell Corey, debuting May 5, 1959, over CBS-TV on Tuesdays as a replacement for `The Arthur Godfrey Show`. Despite respectable reviews, the comedy only lasted 145 episodes and was not picked up for the 1959-1960 season. McCormick played a much more chilling and unforgettable `bad girl` 3 years earlier in `The Bad Seed`. Artwork here appeared on cover of Sunday, May 24, 1959 issue of the of The New York Journal American TView Section. On 19" x 11" illustration board, with colored pencil overlay, includes original copy of magazine. 14" X 9 1/2" image. Minor soiling. 

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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.