"Ned Sparks & Joan Blondell in "Gold Diggers of 1933" (2)"   Lot no. 2394

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1933 (Estimated)
9.00" x 6.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Ned Sparks and Joan Blondell in Warner Brothers` `Gold Diggers of 1933` as Barney Hopkins and Carol King, some of GW`s earliest work. The film was a follow-up to the smash 1932 musical `Forty-Second Street`, and Blondell created an iconic Hollywood image in the gritty, unforgetable number `Remember my Forgotten Man`. On 11" x 15" & 8 1/4" x 15" illustration board. 9" x 6" images. Toned, glue from mats.

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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.