""The Ann Sothern Show""   Lot no. 2313

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Feb. 1, 1959 (Estimated)
14.50" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil and Cut Paper on Onionsk
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for CBS-TV comedy `The Ann Sothern Show` (1958-1961) starring Sothern as Katy O`Connor, assistant manager of the swank NYC hotel, The Bartley House & Ernest Truex as her boss, Jason Macauley. In the 1959-60 season, Truex was replaced by the character of James Devery, played by Don Porter, Sothern`s co-star from her last series `Private Secretary`. On 22" x 15" illustration board with colored pencil and cut paper on onionskin laid to acetate overlay, having edge notations. Used on the cover of the Feb 1, 1959 New York Journal-American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section, includes original copies. 14" x 9 1/4" image. Edge soiling, wrinkling to overlay.

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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.