"Don Ameche in "International Showtime""   Lot no. 2410

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 15, 1961 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink with Watercolor Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Don Ameche in the center ring as host of NBC-TV`s `International Showtime` the series that presented circus acts and ice shows shot on location across Europe, and which aired on Fridays from Sept 15, 1961 to Sept 10, 1965. Artwork appeared on the Sunday, Dec 17, 1961 cover of The New York Journal American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section. On 20" x 15" illustration board, with second board having watercolor overlay on photostat pasteup. Includes copies of the original magazine. 14" x 9 1/2" image. 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.