"Leo G. Carroll and company for "You Never Can Tell" (3)"   Lot no. 2310

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Feb. 12, 1948 (Estimated)
8.00" x 6.00" & 9.00" x 14.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Lower Right on one



Caricatures by George Wachsteter 1911-2004) of Leo G. Carroll & company for 1948 Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw`s `You Never Can Tell`, a romantic comedy of manners set in the 1890`s. Carroll as Walter the sagacious waiter is joined (l to r) by Patrick Kirkland as Dolly Clandon; Frieda Inescort as Mrs. Lanfrey Clandon; Nigel Stock as Dolly`s twin, Philip Clandon; Tom Helmore as Dr. Valentine and Faith Brook in the female lead as Gloria Clandon, a strong-minded suffragate. Ran 2/12-4/17/48 at the Colonial & MArtin Beck Theatres for 39 toatl performances. On 10" x 7 1/2" to 10"x 15" illustration board, for various New York newspapers, includes clipping. 8" x 6" & 9" x 14" images. 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.