Lot 725: CARICATURE - George Wachsteter (1911-2004) Ink on Illustration Board Caricature of Milton Berle for the 1953-54 NBC variety showcased
March 24, 2013
Thomaston, ME, USALive Auction
Description: CARICATURE - George Wachsteter (1911-2004) Ink on Illustration Board Caricature of Milton Berle for the 1953-56 NBC variety show 'The Buick-Berle Show', a revamp of 'The Texaco Star Theatre' after a change in sponsor, with Arnold Stang as stagehand Francis giving Miltie a hotfoot; Ruth Gilbert as his secretary Max stands alongside a bevy of alluring chorus girls in the background, musical director Allen Roth at the piano, the bust lr represents head writer Goodman Ace, who later wrote for Perry Como, Danny Kaye & Bob Newhart; 12 1/4" x 13" image on 15" x 19" board, edge toned, minor soiling. Copy of the SC Syndicate 'Vacation is Over - Berle is Back on TV' press release on back.