"Caricature of "Father of the Bride""   Lot no. 2340

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Nov. 12, 1961 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Center



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for `Father of the Bride`, CBS-TV, with Leon Ames, Myrna Fahey, Ruth Warwick & Burt Metcalf, to promote the Nov 17, 1961 episode `Maid of Honor`. The artwork is on illustration board, as printed bears caption `Ring-a-Ding`, for the cover of the Nov 12, 1961 New York Journal-American TView Magazine. Includes original copies of the magazine. The piece comes with watercolor on paper overlay and includes color comp.

On 22.00" x 15.25" illustration board with the image measuring to 14.00" x 9.50." Stains in top margin, tear to overlay.

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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.