"Alan Young, Circa Early 1950's"   Lot no. 2399

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

c. early 1950's (Estimated)
8.00" x 6.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Center



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Alan Young, circa early 1950s, possibly to promote the comedy-variety series, `The Alan Young Show` on CBS-TV (1950-53). His popularity with critics earned him various forms of praise such as `The Charlie Chaplin of Televison` by `TV Guide`, which also earned him and the show two Emmys. Yet his enduring fame would come 7 years later in 1960 as architect Wilbur Post, bewildered owner of `Mister Ed`. On 20" x 15" illustration board. 8" x 6" image. Toned, tape stain above head.

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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.