""Gunslinger""   Lot no. 2374

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

March 12, 1961 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Watercolor and Paper Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for CBS-TV Western `Gunslinger` starring Tony Young in title role as Cord, Midge Ware as Amby Hollister & Preston Foster as Capt. Wingate. Series debuted on Feb 16, 1961 but couldn`t outdraw sluggish ratings and mozied off prime time on May 18, 1961. Artwork appeared on the cover of the March 12, 1961 New York Journal American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section to promote the series upcoming episode on Thursday, March 16. Includes original copies.

On 15.00" x 22.00" illustration board, the image measuring to 14.00" x 9.50." Second board has photostat pasteup, watercolor on paper overlay with notations. Minor soiling, edge chips and tears to overlay.

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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.