"1945 Broadway Show, "State of the Union""   Lot no. 2336

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Nov. 14, 1945 (Estimated)
6.25" x 8.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board and Cardstock
Signed Upper Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the 1945 Broadway show `State of the Union` starring Ralph Bellamy & Ruth Hussey (here with Maidel Turner). The production, directed by Bretaigne Windust, designed by Raymond Sovey & Emeline C Roche, ran 11/14/45 - 9/13/47, for 765 performances, at the Hudson Theatre. This drawing appeared in the New York Journal-American, clipping included. On 10" x 15" illustration board, with blue to indicate halftone. 6 1/4" xs 8" image. Minor soiling, editor`s 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.