"Caricature to Promote Sitcom Debut, "The Tom Ewell Show," 1960 "   Lot no. 2414

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 25, 1960 (Estimated)
13.50" x 9.50"
Ink with Color Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Right



Ink on Illustration Board drawing with color overlay, this illustration features Tom Ewell as Tom Potter and Marilyn Erskine as his wife Fran Potter to promote the sitcom, The Tom Ewell Show.

The Tom Ewell Show debuted September 23, 1960 on CBS-TV and left the air on May 23, 1961. This Illustration by George Wachsteter was used as the cover of the New York Journal-American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section on Sunday, Sept. 25, 1960.

13.50" x 9.50" illustration, including copies of the original magazine.

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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.