""Sammy Kaye Show""   Lot no. 2444

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 1959 (Estimated)
15.00" x 10.25"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), for the ABC-TV music program, `Sammy Kaye Show` with Kaye & singers Don Cornell & Nancy Norman. The series was televised from Sept 1958 to June 1959 and was originally entitled, `Sammy Kaye`s Music from Manhattan`, sponsored by Manhattan Shirts. It was retitled `The Sammy Kaye Show` in Jan 1959 and then again to `Music from Manhattan` in April 1959 until the series` end 2 months later. On 15" x 20" illustration board, for the cover of the New York Journal American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section. 15" x 10 1/4" image. Minor toning.

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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.