"Dennis Morgan as Denis Chase in "21 Beacon Street""   Lot no. 2334

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

July 2, 1959 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil Onionskin Overlay on Boa
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Dennis Morgan as private eye Denis Chase in NBC-TV`s `21 Beacon Street`. Series only ran 13 episodes from July 2 to Sept 24, 1959 over NBC, and was seen in repeats over ABC-TV from Dec 27, 1959 to March 20, 1960. Artwork for cover of Sunday Aug 9, 1959 issue of the New York Journal American TView Section. On 20" x 15" illustration board with colored pencil on onionskin overlay, includes original copies of the magazine. Also includes ink study on 14" x 10" board. 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.