"Jack Carson as Maxine in the Title Role of "The Gambler" (3)"   Lot no. 2451

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

July 20, 1955 (Estimated)
4.75" x 4.25"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right



Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Jack Carson as Maxine in the title role of `The Gambler`, a penetrating drama of a guy who is willing to risk all that is dear to him for a bet on a sure thing, presented as an installment of the Theatre Guild produced anthology series, `The U.S. Steel Hour`, telecast live over CBS-TV on Wednesday, July 20, 1955. On 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" illustration board, with typed snipe. Probably for the New York Herald Tribune. 4 3/4" x 4 1/4" image. Fine condition.

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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.