""Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody""   Lot no. 2368

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

March 18, 1962 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board, Watercolor
Signed Lower Right

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for NBC-TV's color spectacular 'Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody' with Shirley Jones, Donald O'Connor & Nanette Fabray, 14" x 9 1/2" image.

Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for NBC-TV`s color spectacular `Arthur Freed`s Hollywood Melody` with Shirley Jones, Donald O`Connor & Nanette Fabray, in a salute to the veteran producer of MGM`s greatest musicals. The splashy, show stopping special aired on Monday, March 19, 1962. Art rendered for Sunday March 18, 1962 cover of The New York Journal-American TView Magazine. Other top name stars featured in the program paying homage to Freed were Howard Keel, Richard Chamberlain, Juliet Prowse, Yvette Mimieux & David Rose.

On 14.00" x 22.00" illustration board with an image that measures to 14.00" x 9.50." Illustration includes copies of the original magazine. Edge toned.

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WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of high-steppin' Donald O'Connor bookended by Shirley Jones (left) and Nanette Fabray (right), 14" x 9 1/2" image.

Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of high-steppin` Donald O`Connor bookended by Shirley Jones (left) and Nanette Fabray (right), all surrounding a bust of eminent film producer & song lyricist Arthur Freed (Singin` in the Rain, etc.) in a star-studded, tune-filled celebration of the American movie musical in the NBC-TV special, `Arthur Freed`s Hollywood Melody`, on Monday, March 19, 1962. Also featured in the splashy colorcast were Howard Keel, Juliet Prowse, Richard Chamberlain & Yvette Mimieux. Watercolor on paper for the Sunday, March 18, 1962 cover of The New York Journal American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section. Copy of the cover included. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Good condition.

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