"Zachary Scott & Musical Director, Harold Levey, (2)"   Lot no. 2392

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Feb. 10, 1946 (Estimated)
9.00" x 7.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Center Right and Lower Left



Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Zachary Scott & musical director Harold Levey for `U.S. Steel Hour: The Theatre Guild on the Air` studio audience program, most likely to promote Scott`s starring role (and to highlight Levey`s musical direction for the series) in `Prologue to Glory` as heard live over ABC Radio on Feb 10, 1946. Used repeatedly in later advertisements, GW did a series of portraits for the Theatre Guild radio studio audience program guides. On 15" x 11" illustration board. Includes the original invoice. 7" x 9" images. Minor soiling, editors notations.

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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.