""The Lineup""   Lot no. 2316

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 27, 1959 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil Vellum Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the CBS-TV Detective Series `The Lineup` (1954-60) starring Warner Anderson as Lt. Ben Guthrie, with new cast member Rachel Ames as Policewoman Sandy McAllister, to promote Ames joining the series and the show`s expansion to an hour for the 6th season opener, Wed, Sept 30, 1959. The series was memorable for being shot on location in San Francisco and ran for years as `San Francisco Beat` in reruns. For the cover of the Sept 27, 1959 New York Journal American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section, includes original copies. On 20" x 15" illustration board with colored pencil on vellum overlay. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Minor edge soiling, notations.

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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.