"John Lund as Yank in "The Hasty Heart""   Lot no. 2422

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 3, 1945 (Estimated)
9.50" x 8.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of John Lund as Yank in John Patrick`s 1945 Broadway wartime drama `The Hasty Heart` at the Hudson Theatre. Starring Richard Basehart, this insightful character study set in a British hospital on the Burma front marked the Broadway debut of Robert Earl Jones (under the name Earl Jones), the father of James Earl Jones. Directed by Bretaigne Windust, designed by Raymond Sovey, the show ran 1/3/45 - 6/30/45 for 204 performances, featured Earl Jones. This drawing appeared in the New York Journal-American during the run, includes clipping. On 14 1/2" x 10" illustration board, with blue indicating halftone. 9 1/2" x 8 1/2" image. Minor soiling, editor`s notations.

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