"Morey Amsterdam as Featured Host of "Elliot Murphy's Aqua Show""   Lot no. 2370

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

June 19, 1956 (Estimated)
9.00" x 13.25"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Morey Amsterdam as featured host of the 12th annual `Elliot Murphy`s Aqua Show` at the Flushing Meadow Ampitheatre, on Long Island. This edition of the spectacular water-themed musical review commenced June 19, 1956 and featured tumblers `Wells and the Four Fays`, plus the Forseitz-Mendes troupe of wire walkers. Show also featured (not shown) diving champions Whitey Hart & Ruth Lund, and aquatic comedian Lou Varronne. For the New York World-Telegram and Sun, clipping included.

On 13.50" x 20.00" illustration board with the image measuring to 9.00" x 13.25." Minor soiling.

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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.