"Hugh Downs on "Concentration""   Lot no. 2438

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Aug. 27, 1961 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Hugh Downs surrounded by a cornucopia of prizes as emcee of the long-running NBC daytime game show `Concentration` (8/25/58-3/23/73), which was the #1 daytime game show during its first four years. Downs left the show in 1969, and was replaced by the show`s announcer, Bob Clayton, until NBC cancelled the rebus stumper 4 years later. The show then returned in Fall 1973 as a daily syndicated show with Jackie Narz as host, and lasted until 1978. For the cover of the Aug 27, 1961 New York Journal-American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section, includes copies. On 15" x 22" illustration board. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Edge soiled.

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