"1946 Broadway Comedy,"Wonderful Journey""   Lot no. 2417

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 25, 1946 (Estimated)
9.00" x 9.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right

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Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), for the short-lived 1946 Broadway comedy `Wonderful Journey` with (l to r) Philip Loeb, Sidney Blackmer, and Donald Murphy, as fight manager Max Levene, guardian angel Mr. Jordan and reincarnated boxer Joe Pendleton, who `proves his identity by a saxaphone solo`, as indicated by pencil caption. A stage version of the hit 1940 film, `Here Comes Mr. Jordan`, performed at the Coronet Theatre. The play opened on Dec. 25, 1946 and closed Jan. 1, 1947 after only 9 performances. On 15" x 10" illustration board with blue pencil for halftone, glued on overlay of head on central figure. 9" x 9" image. Some soiling, editor`s notes in margins.

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