"Patricia Morison in "Kiss Me Kate""   Lot no. 2449

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Nov. 20, 1958 (Estimated)
7.00" x 4.50"
Pen and Ink on Cardstock
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the lovely Patricia Morison recreating her famous Broadway title in the TV adaptation of Cole Porter`s `Kiss Me Kate`, as telecast in color over NBC for `The Hallmark Hall of Fame` on Nov 20, 1958. On cardstock, pasted to 11" x 7" cardstock. 7" x 4 1/2" image. Soiling, glue slip.

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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.