"T. C. Jones on Broadway in "Mask and Gown""   Lot no. 2367

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 10, 1957 (Estimated)
14.00" x 10.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right



Caricature by George Wachstster (1911-2006) of Female Impersonator T.C. Jones on Broadway in `Mask and Gown` at the Golden Theatre. Ran 9/10-10/12/1957. Jones impersonated Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, Mae West, Judy Holliday, Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn and Ethel Merman, and would reveal his bald head as a topper at the end of the show. GW has made a note at top in 1991 saying the editor ordered the black background. Probably for the New York Journal American. Includes press photo and flyer.

On 20.00" x 13.00" illustration board with an image that measure to 14.00" x 10.00." Illustration includes blue to indicate halftone. Minor soiling, edge notations.

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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.