"Johnny Wayne & Frank Shuster for "Holiday Lodge""   Lot no. 2372

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

June 25, 1961 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Canadian comedy duo Johnny Wayne & Frank Shuster for their new CBS-TV series `Holiday Lodge`. The act was well known to US viewers from many variety shows of the day, the show was a summer replacement for `The Jack Benny Program`, and ran Sundays from June 25 to Oct 8, 1961 for only 13 episodes. Wayne & Shuster played as Johnny Miller and Frank Boone, entertainment directors for a posh country lodge. Art used for the cover of the July 9, 1961 New York Journal American Pictorial Magazine and TView Magazine, includes original copies of the cover.

On 22.00" x 15.00" illustration board, the image measuring to 14.00" x 9.50." Water stained at bottom, away from drawing.

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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.