""The Millionaire""   Lot no. 2398

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1955 (Estimated)
9.50" x 12.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for TV`s first `really big giveaway` hit, the CBS-TV series, `The Millionaire` (1955-60) where reclusive multi-millionaire John Beresford Tipton (character with back turned), through his personal secretary Michael Anthony (played by Marvin Miller, not pictured), would give to complete strangers a certified check for $1 million each week. The anthology-style drama would then trace how the money affected each person`s life. Tipton`s face was never seen on camera in the series, but his voice was provided by gifted voice actor Paul Frees. On 14" x 20" illustration board, for the New York Journal-American. Includes photostat. 9 1/2" x 12 1/2" image. Good condition.

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