""New Year's Eve with Guy Lombardo""   Lot no. 2371

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 31, 1963 (Estimated)
11.50" x 9.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the Dec 31, 1963 CBS-TV live telecast of `New Year`s Eve with Guy Lombardo`, in the Main Concourse of Grand Central Station, a departure from his usual venue at the Waldorf-Astoria. The program began at 11:15 p.m. EST and lasted until 12:15 a.m. the next day. Ringing in the New Year with Guy and his Royal Canadians are Allen Ludden & Dorothy Collins. Proceeds from the paying celebrants were donated to the National Association for Mental Illness. Artwork used in several New York City newspapers.

On 20.00"x 15.00" illustration board with the image measuring to 11.50" x 9.00." The round portraits are pasted on. Glue toning on Ludden portrait.

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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.