"The Broadway Cast of "Kathleen""   Lot no. 2359

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Feb. 3, 1948 (Estimated)
11.00" x 17.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Left



Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), Broadway cast of `Kathleen` by Michael Sayers, staged by Coby Ruskin and performed at the Mansfield Theatre from Feb. 3 to10, 1948. From left to right: Whitfield Connor as Lt. Aengus McOgue (erroneously identified as "Whitford Connor" confusing first name with actor Whitford Kane who portrayed Father Keogh in the play but is not shown); James McCallion as Christy Hanafey; Henry Jones as Seamus MacGonigal; Morton L. Stevens as Jamie MacGonigal; Andree Wallace as Kathleen Fogarty; Jack Sheehan as Prof. Jasper Fogarty; Frank Merlin as Dr. Horatio Houlihan (seated); and Anita Bolster as Lily the Housekeeper.

This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board, the drawing itself measures to 11.00" x 17.00." The piece was used for the New York Herald Tribune. Includes clipping. Good condition.

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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.