"ZaSu Pitts in "Cordelia" &" Eva Le Gallienne" (2) "   Lot no. 2442

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Aug. 1964 (Estimated)
6.50" x 6.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Unsigned

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Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of ZaSu Pitts in `Cordelia` & Eva Le Gallienne heading the American Repertory Theatre, for the Aug 1946 NY Herald Tribune. LeGalienne co-founded ART with Margaret Webster and producer Cheryl Crawford). The comedy-drama `Cordelia` was written especially for Pitts by George Batson, with Pitts as an early 20th century spinster raising two children left in her care. The play went on tour before closing 2 months later. Although she had been a distinguished presence on Broadway for nearly 7 decades, LeGalienne`s American Repertory Theatre only lasted 1946-48.On 10" x 7 1/2" illustration board. Includes preliminary sketch of Pitts, newspaper clipping. 6 1/2" x 6" images. Minor soiling.

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