""Hit the Deck""   Lot no. 2342

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

June 12, 1960 (Estimated)
12.00" x 12.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for `Hit the Deck` with Jane Kean, Betty Ann Grove, Gene Nelson & Jules Munshin, at the Jones Beach Marine Theatre. (Jane Kean was TV`s Trixie Norton on `The Honeymooners` starting in 1966.) Appeared in the New York Journal American, Sunday, June 12, 1960, to promote the June 23rd opening of the Guy Lombardo production. Guy is depicted in the crow`s nest, and plays himself in the tune-filled nautical comedy, which was a revival-revamp of the 1927-28 Broadway musical of the same name.

On 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board, the image measures to 12.00" x 12.50." The piece includes Ben Day halftoning.

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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.