"1958 Broadway Drama, "Summer of the 17th Doll""   Lot no. 2428

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 22, 1958 (Estimated)
13.00" x 16.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right and Upper Left

Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the Theatre Guild`s 1958 Broadway Drama, `Summer of the 17th Doll` with Kenneth Warren, June Jago, Madge Ryan & Ray Lawler. Directed by John Summer, designed by Anne Fraser, the show ran 1/22/58-2/15/58, for 29 performances at the Coronet Theatre. This illustration was comissioned for the New York Journal American, includes clipping.


This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board and has a 13.00" x 16.00" image. Minor edge 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.