"Brenda Forbes in "Three to Make Ready""   Lot no. 2358

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

March 7, 1946 (Estimated)
13.00" x 13.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Brenda Forbes in her four roles for Broadway`s 1946 revue `Three to Make Ready`, starring Ray Bolger. Ran 3/7/46 - 12/14/46 for 327 performances at the Broadhurst and Adelphi Theatres, staged by John Murray Anderson, sets by Donald Oenslager & costumes by Audre. Miss Forbes appears in (l to r) `Kenosha Canoe`, `The Story of the Opera`, `The Russian Lesson` & `And Why Not I?`.


This piece is on 15.00" x 22.00" illustration board, with the drawing itself measuring to 13.00" x 13.00." Medium includes blue indicating halftone. The piece was used for the New York American-Tribune. Includes clipping. Some soiling, white touchup by GW.

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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.