"1962 Release of the Cold War novel, "Fail Safe""   Lot no. 2321

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1962 (Estimated)
9.00" x 13.00"
Pen & Ink, Acetate Overlays of India Ink on Board
Signed Lower Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the 1962 release of the nightmarish Cold War novel `Fail-Safe`, by Eugene Burdick & Harvey Wheeler, later made into a 1964 film directed by Sidney Lumet that starred Henry Fonda, with screenplay adaptation by formerly blacklisted `Hollywood Ten` writer, Walter Bernstein. On 14" x 22" illustration board, with two acetate overlays of india ink, studying the composition. Probably for the New York Hewrald-Tribune. 9" x 13" image. Soiled, tape residue, glue on one man`s head.

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