"Bob Hope in an "MC" Top Hat"   Lot no. 2443

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Feb. 29, 1940 (Estimated)
12.00" x 9.00"
Watercolor on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Bob Hope in an `MC` top hat, possibly for his first time as Host of the Academy Awards on Feb 29, 1940 (a leap year) when `Gone With the Wind` won 9 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress. Artwork is in the style of GW`s early work in that period. On 15" x 12" illustration board, with second unfinished w/c study and pencil sketch. 12" x 9" image. Some soiling.

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