Lot 712: CARICATURE - George Wachsteter (1911-2004) Ink on Illustration Board of Arthur Godfrey as a Talent Fisherman for CBS, roughly 9 3/4" x 5 3/4" image on 15" x 11" board.
April 24, 2013
Thomaston, ME, USA
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Description: CARICATURE - George Wachsteter (1911-2004) Ink on Illustration Board of Arthur Godfrey as a Talent Fisherman for CBS, with a net of performers slung over his shoulder and a bucket full of contracts as bait. Art could have been rendered late 1940s to early 1950s to promote Godfrey's popular radio and television showcase, 'Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts', which offered winners contracts to major entertainment venues and also ran concurrently on radio and televioson between 1948 and 1956, though the radio series debuted two years earlier in 1946. Illustration is roughly 9 3/4" x 5 3/4" image on 15" x 11" board, with overlaid redrawn head in ink on cardstock, good condition. Includes 8x10 glossy press photo of the same.