"Alfred Drake in the Lead Role of Barnaby Goodchild in "Sing Out, Sweet Land"   Lot no. 2337

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 27, 1944 (Estimated)
9.00" x 7.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Left

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Alfred Drake in the lead role of Barnaby Goodchild for 1944 Broadway musical revue `Sing Out, Sweet Land`. Directed by Walter Kerr & Leon Leonidoff, designed by Albert R. Johnson & Lucinda Ballard, the show ran 12/27/44 - 3/24/45, for 102 performances at the International Theatre. Drawing appeared in the New York Journal-American during the run, includes clipping. On 12 1/2" x 10" illustration board, with blue indicating halftone, white corrections by GW. Alfred Drake had just come off his great success as Curly in the debut of `Oklahoma!` a year earlier. 9" x 7 1/2" image. Minor edge soiling, notations.



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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

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.

 

 


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