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

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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

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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"x 15" illustration board, the round portraits are pasted on. 11 1/2" x 9" image. Glue toning on Ludden portrait.

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