""A Hole in the Head""   Lot no. 2380

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Feb. 28, 1957 (Estimated)
16.50" x 12.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1957 Broadway Comedy, `A Hole in the Head` with Paul Douglas, Tommy White, Lee Grant & David Burns. Directed by Garson Kanin, designed by Boris Aronson, Patton Campbell & Jean Rosenthal, the production ran 2/28/57 - 7/13/57, for 156 performances at the Plymouth Theatre. The play`s author, Arnold Schulman, also adapted this work for the 1960 Frank Sinatra film of teh same name that introduced the Oscar-winning song, `High Hopes` and which became JFK`s presidential campaign song.A ppeared in the New York Herlad-Tribune. Includes original 8.00" x 10.00" photo. 

On 20.00" x 15.00" illustration board, the drawing measuring to 16.50" x 12.00." The illustration features blue to indicate halftone. Minor soiling.

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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.