"Ole Olsen & Chick Johnson in " Hellz-a-Splashin Aqua Festival""   Lot no. 2375

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

June 24, 1959 (Estimated)
11.25" x 13.75"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for June 24, 1959 premiere of Ole Olsen & Chic Johnson in `Hellz-a-Splashin Aqua Festival` at Flushing Meadows Ampitheatre. A water-themed variation of their outrageously zany and dynamic Broadway musical comedy revues such as `Hellzapoppin` (1938-41), show was produced by veteran circus promoter George A. Hamid. Also featured in show were several singers, high-diving stars, bathing beauties and leggy dancers. This was the team`s last major show together before Chic Johnson died in 1962. On 15" x 20" illustration board, includes original clipping. 11 1/4" x 13 3/4" image. Edge soiling.

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