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Auction Description for Thomaston Place: ONE DAY AUCTION - THE LOST DRAWINGS OF G. WACHSTETER
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ONE DAY AUCTION: SUNDAY, March 24, 2032 - 11:00 AM. We are honored to bring to the podium "The Lost Drawings of George Wachsteter", an extraordinary auction of one of the foremost and most prolific caricaturists of the 20th century. This will be the one and only opportunity to acquire a portion of this collection, and to own a piece of entertainment history.
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George Wachsteter (1911-2004) was considered to be one of the most prominent and in-demand caricaturists working in the country. From the 1930's to the 1960's he drew theatrical, radio, television and film related images for most of the major New York newspapers. Although he was the resident arts caricaturist for William Randolph Hearst New York Journal, later the Journal American, as well as syndicated to 100s of newspapers across the country, he was also occasional contributor to the New York Times, even during Hirshfeld's tenure, most notably the rendition of the Broadway sensation Oklahoma which graced the front page of the New York Times in 1945. A gradual loss of his vision ended his drawing career prematurely in the late 1960's and he lived in relative obscurity with his wife in Elmhurst Queens till his death in 2004. In March, 2008, The Waldemar A. Schmidt Gallery of Wartburg College, Iowa, presented "The Lost Drawings of George Wachsteter: A 30 Year Retrospective." His life works, including paintings, sketches and drawings, were found in boxes after his death in 2004. Art Director Mathew Wilson worked with Wachsteter's family and estate to archive the collection for this exhibition. Among the pieces in "Lost Drawings" were drawings and watercolors of performers like Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Jerry Lewis, Zero Mostel, Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson.

ONE DAY AUCTION - THE LOST DRAWINGS OF G. WACHSTETER

by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries


448 lots with images

March 24, 2013

Live Auction

PO Box 300

51 Atlantic Highway

Thomaston, ME, 04861 USA

Phone: 207-354-8141

Fax: 207-354-9523

Email: auction@kajav.com

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WATERCOLOR & CHARCOAL ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of the Duke of Windsor, (formerly King Edward VIII),

Lot 1100: WATERCOLOR & CHARCOAL ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of the Duke of Windsor, (formerly King Edward VIII),

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Description: WATERCOLOR & CHARCOAL ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of the Duke of Windsor, (formerly King Edward VIII), circa 1939, three years after his abdication. Done in GW's early style, by erasure from a dark field, for unknown publication. On illustration board. 22" x 15". Minor toning, edge chips.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of 'Swing-and-Sway' orchestra leader Sammy Kaye for his CBS-TV a

Lot 1101: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of 'Swing-and-Sway' orchestra leader Sammy Kaye for his CBS-TV a

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of 'Swing-and-Sway' orchestra leader Sammy Kaye for his CBS-TV audience participation variety show, 'So You Want to Lead a Band', which ran June-July 1950. The 'Swing-and-Sway' conductor invited 6 members of the studio audience to try their hand at leading a band. Kaye would hand his baton to each of them and his band would exactly play the direction the neophyte's baton indicated, often with hilarious results. The best bandleader was chosen by audience applause & awarded a prize. The series resurfaced 4 years later on ABC-TV & aired Aug 1954-Jan 1955. On 20" x 15" illustration board, for the New York Journal-American. 13" x 9" image. Minor toning.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), for the ABC-TV music program, 'Sammy Kaye Show' with Kaye & sin

Lot 1102: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), for the ABC-TV music program, 'Sammy Kaye Show' with Kaye & sin

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - 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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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION W GRAPHITE - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Dennis Morgan as private eye Dennis Chase in NBC-TV

Lot 1103: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION W GRAPHITE - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Dennis Morgan as private eye Dennis Chase in NBC-TV

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION W GRAPHITE - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Dennis Morgan as private eye Dennis Chase in NBC-TV's '21 Beacon Street'. Series only ran from July 2 to Sept 24, 1959 over NBC-TV, and was seen in repeats over ABC-TV from Dec 27, 1959 to March 20, 1960. Artwork appears to be a preliminary or alternative version of the final illustration that graced the cover of the Sunday, Aug 9, 1959 issue of The New York Journal American TView Section to promote the NBC series. On 15" x 20" illustration board, probably for the New York Herald Tribune. With graphite sketch on onionskin overlay. 10" x 8" image. Toned.

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(3) WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the TV appeal 'A Visit to Washington with Mrs. Lyndon B.

Lot 1104: (3) WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the TV appeal 'A Visit to Washington with Mrs. Lyndon B.

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Description: (3) WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the TV appeal 'A Visit to Washington with Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson - on Behalf of a More Beautiful America', which aired over ABC-TV on Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov 25, 1965 to promote her 1965 'Beautification of America' Campaign. The broadcast was so well recieved by critics and viewers that Mrs. Johnson and the special received the George Foster Peabody Award in 1966. Includes two smaller versions on paper, matted, the larger on 15" x 22" illustration board. With reserch photo and May 25, 1965 ABC-TV advance press release including color transparency of the final version. 8" x 6" to 14" x 11" images.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of legendary musicaql comedy star & Ziegfeld Follies headliner, Fa

Lot 1105: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of legendary musicaql comedy star & Ziegfeld Follies headliner, Fa

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of legendary musicaql comedy star & Ziegfeld Follies headliner, Fanny Brice, in her most memorable role as radio's 'Baby Snooks', the lovably insuffarable and irrascible brat who beleagured her long suffering 'Daddy' (played by Hanley Stafford, not shown). Based on a stage character Brice co-created with material written by Moss Hart, 'Baby Snooks' first appeared on radio in 1936 and was a wildly popular sketch feature on many variety shows for years. On Sept 17, 1944, Brice was given her own radio series 'The Baby Snooks Show', over CBS and later NBC, playing the role until her passing in 1951. Illustration most likely to promote the 1944 debut. On 15" x 20" illustration board, includes preliminary sketches. 6" x 9" image. MInor soiling.

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WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of high-steppin' Donald O'Connor bookended by Shirley Jones (le

Lot 1106: WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of high-steppin' Donald O'Connor bookended by Shirley Jones (le

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Description: WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of high-steppin' Donald O'Connor bookended by Shirley Jones (left) and Nanette Fabray (right), all surrounding a bust of eminent film producer & song lyricist Arthur Freed (Singin' in the Rain, etc.) in a star-studded, tune-filled celebration of the American movie musical in the NBC-TV special, 'Arthur Freed's Hollywood Melody', on Monday, March 19, 1962. Also featured in the splashy colorcast were Howard Keel, Juliet Prowse, Richard Chamberlain & Yvette Mimieux. Watercolor on paper for the Sunday, March 18, 1962 cover of The New York Journal American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section. Copy of the cover included. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Good condition.

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(7) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of 1930s Politicians, incl. Pres. Calvin Coolidge, Prime Mi

Lot 1107: (7) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of 1930s Politicians, incl. Pres. Calvin Coolidge, Prime Mi

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Description: (7) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of 1930s Politicians, incl. Pres. Calvin Coolidge, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Thomas E. Dewey, Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak (2 versions). Powerful Democratic boss Cermak was shot during an attempt on FDR's life in Miami on Feb 15, 1933, and died later on March 6. Coolidge and Eden have preliminary sketches. Several sheets of rough sketches of late 1930s figures, including Hitler & Mussolini. 9" x 12". Minor soiling.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of Broadway Actor, Director & Producer Ezra Stone, 9

Lot 1108: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of Broadway Actor, Director & Producer Ezra Stone, 9" x 6" image.

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of Broadway Actor, Director & Producer Ezra Stone, more famous to audiences as the voice of anxiety-ridden adolescent Henry Aldrich in the popular NBC & CBS radio sitcom, 'The Aldrich Family' (1939-1953) which was known for the Henry's cracked voice that Stone created as well as the catchphrase, 'Coming, Mother!'. Aldrich played the role from 1939-42 before leaving to fight in WWII. After the war, Stone returned to the show in Nov 1945, which is the time of this drawing. In later years, Stone became one of TV's busiest directors up until the 1980s. Includes (3) ink versions, photo & sketches. 9" x 6" image. Minor soiling.

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(6) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the cast from the endearing CBS-TV family comedy-drama '

Lot 1109: (6) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the cast from the endearing CBS-TV family comedy-drama '

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Description: (6) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the cast from the endearing CBS-TV family comedy-drama 'Mama', based on John Van Druten's 1944 play 'I Remember Mama', derived from Kathryn Forbes' book, 'Mama's Bank Account', which was a smash on Broadway and an equally successful 1948 film before inspiring the live TV series about the Hanson family in San Franciso during the 1910s. The show was an instant hit and finished in the Top 10 to Top 30 throughout its 8-year run, July 1, 1949 to March 17, 1957. Cast represented: Peggy Wood (Mama Marta), Judson Laire (Papa Lars), Rosemary Rice (Katrin), Dick Van Patten (Nels), Robin Morgan (Dagmar), Ruth Gates (Aunt Jenny), on 15" x 11" illustration board. 11" x 9" images. Fine condition.

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(5) PENCIL PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Playwright Eugene O'Neill, one is dated 3/20/37, the year after

Lot 1110: (5) PENCIL PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Playwright Eugene O'Neill, one is dated 3/20/37, the year after

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Description: (5) PENCIL PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Playwright Eugene O'Neill, one is dated 3/20/37, the year after he received the Nobel Prize. 9" x 12" to 11" x 16" paper. Corner bends, minor soiling.

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PEN & iNK / OIL PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of CBS News Broadcaster/Journalist Lowell Thomas & NBC Radio B

Lot 1111: PEN & iNK / OIL PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of CBS News Broadcaster/Journalist Lowell Thomas & NBC Radio B

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Description: PEN & iNK / OIL PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of CBS News Broadcaster/Journalist Lowell Thomas & NBC Radio Broadcaster/Journalist Morgan Beatty, including ink on illustration board, oil on canvas board & pencil sketch on onionskin. The ink drawings appeared in the Sunday, August 6, 1950 New York Times, depicitng these men as the voices of the Korean War. Color portrait of Thomas is circa 1940-41 when Thomas was hosting his daily newscasts over NBC Radio in addition to serving as voiceover narrator of Fox Movietone newsreels. Clipping included. 8" x 10" Good condition.

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BROADWAY POSTERS & SKETCHES - Design by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1949 Hit Broadway Musical 'Texas, L'il Darlin', with penci

Lot 1112: BROADWAY POSTERS & SKETCHES - Design by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1949 Hit Broadway Musical 'Texas, L'il Darlin', with penci

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Description: BROADWAY POSTERS & SKETCHES - Design by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1949 Hit Broadway Musical 'Texas, L'il Darlin', with pencil layout, color sketch, 7 lobby cards & three-sheet broadside. 14" x 22" posters. Very good condition.

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BROADWAY POSTERS & SKETCH - Design by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for smash Broadway musical comedy revue 'Lend an Ear', starring Y

Lot 1113: BROADWAY POSTERS & SKETCH - Design by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for smash Broadway musical comedy revue 'Lend an Ear', starring Y

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Description: BROADWAY POSTERS & SKETCH - Design by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for smash Broadway musical comedy revue 'Lend an Ear', starring Yvonne Adair and rising young sensation, Carol Channing, which ran 12/16/48 to 1/21/50 at the National, Broadhurst, Shubert and Mansfield Theatres. Includes a color pencil sketch (prelim) & 7 lobby cards from later design. 14" x 22" posters. Good condition.

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(3) INK PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), two of recording artist and comedian Dennis Day, the third of affable

Lot 1114: (3) INK PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), two of recording artist and comedian Dennis Day, the third of affable

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Description: (3) INK PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), two of recording artist and comedian Dennis Day, the third of affable host and talkmaster, Jack Berch. Day starred in his own weekly NBC Radio sitcom 'A Day in the Life of Dennis Day' which aired Oct 3, 1946 to June 30, 1951. During this time, the Irish tenor was heard by millions more each week as the slightly pixilated singer and deft comic cast member on 'The Jack Benny Program' over NBC and later CBS. Berch was host of a daily morning NBC Radio show from 1946 to 1951. A fixture on radio since 1935, his show transistioned to ABC and aired 1951-54. Sketches most likely circa 1946 to promote the debut of each personality's radio show on NBC. 7" x 3" images. Good condition.

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BROADWAY POSTER DESIGNS - by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Bdway Shows: Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'The Happy Time' (1/24/50 - 7/14

Lot 1115: BROADWAY POSTER DESIGNS - by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Bdway Shows: Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'The Happy Time' (1/24/50 - 7/14

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Description: BROADWAY POSTER DESIGNS - by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Bdway Shows: Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'The Happy Time' (1/24/50 - 7/14/51); George Bernard Shaw's 'You Never Can Tell' (3/16/-4/17/48); Maxwell Anderson's musical tragedy 'Lost in the Stars' (10/30/49-7/1/50) and Dorothy & Herbert Fields' musical comedy, 'Arms and the Girl' (2/2-5/27/50). Includes a poster from 'Arms and the Girl'. 14" x 22" poster. Minor soiling.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of top radio personalities for ad giant J. Walter Thompson Co's

Lot 1116: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of top radio personalities for ad giant J. Walter Thompson Co's

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of top radio personalities for ad giant J. Walter Thompson Co's annual holiday special for its client, Elgin Watches, 'The Elgin Watch Company's Fifth Annual Thanksgiving Show' which aired over CBS Radio on Thursday, Nov 28, 1946. Stars featured on the 2-hour program are, clockwise from top: Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Red Skelton, Jack Benny, Peter Lind Hayes, jovial Metropolitan Opera star Laura Melchior, Don Ameche (host of the special) and in the center, popular comedienne and singer Vera Vague, who was a regualr on Bob Hope's radio show. On 15" x 20" illustration board. Includes photostat. 11" x 15" image. Good condition.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the Directors of Broadway Plays for the 1950 season, including

Lot 1117: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the Directors of Broadway Plays for the 1950 season, including

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the Directors of Broadway Plays for the 1950 season, including Robert Lewis, Elia Kazan, Rouben Mamoulian, George Abbott, Harold Clurman, Margaret Webster, John C. Wilson, Joshua Logan & Guthrie McClintic. On illustration board, the portraits are pasted on, lower right image of Guthrie McClintic is missing. Includes clipping. 15" x 22" Minor soiling, editors notation.

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(4) GRAPHITE PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of Broadway musical comedy star Bobby Clark, Harpo Marx, Oliver

Lot 1118: (4) GRAPHITE PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of Broadway musical comedy star Bobby Clark, Harpo Marx, Oliver

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Description: (4) GRAPHITE PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of Broadway musical comedy star Bobby Clark, Harpo Marx, Oliver 'Ollie' Hardy & The Great White Way's prolific playwrighting and producing team of George F. Kaufman & Moss Hart, all rendered circa 1937. Done in GW's early style,. 11" x 17" Minor toning, edge bends away from images.

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(2) INK PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Broadway Musical Star Bobby Clark along with Opera and Radio Star J

Lot 1119: (2) INK PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Broadway Musical Star Bobby Clark along with Opera and Radio Star J

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Description: (2) INK PORTRAITS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Broadway Musical Star Bobby Clark along with Opera and Radio Star James Melton, circa 1949, with sheet music behind Clark from his boffo Broadway revue, 'AS Girls Go' (11/13/48-1/14/50). Pasteup of original drawings over sheet music, with photostats. 9" x 12". Toned, glue spots.

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(10) INK PORTRAITS - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of noted authors and musicians, including W. Somerset Maugham, William

Lot 1120: (10) INK PORTRAITS - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of noted authors and musicians, including W. Somerset Maugham, William

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Description: (10) INK PORTRAITS - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of noted authors and musicians, including W. Somerset Maugham, William Faulkner, Helen Traubel, Jascha Heifetz, Toscanini, Rachmaninoff, others. 4" x 6", larger. Good condition.

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(3) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Patrick McGoohan as agent John Drake in British ITC TV '

Lot 1121: (3) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Patrick McGoohan as agent John Drake in British ITC TV '

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Description: (3) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Patrick McGoohan as agent John Drake in British ITC TV 'The Danger Man', (1st version as aired in England, 1960-62) which was picked up by CBS-TV as a summer replacement series from April 5 to Sept 13, 1961. It resurfaced 4 years later on CBS again with McGoohan in his same role as Drake but in a revamped one-hour format and retitled 'Secret Agent', where it was a hit, especially due to its theme song by Johnny Rivers. Artwork probably to promote the 1961 CBS summer broadcasts. Most likely for the New York Herald Tribune. 8" x 10 1/2" cardstock. Minor soiling.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the lovely Patricia Morison recreating her famous Broadway titl

Lot 1122: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the lovely Patricia Morison recreating her famous Broadway titl

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - 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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(5) POSTER DESIGNS - by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) in ink & colored pencil for the monumental Broadway tragedy 'Death of a Salesman

Lot 1123: (5) POSTER DESIGNS - by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) in ink & colored pencil for the monumental Broadway tragedy 'Death of a Salesman

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Description: (5) POSTER DESIGNS - by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) in ink & colored pencil for the monumental Broadway tragedy 'Death of a Salesman' at the Morosco, the original 1949 production. Written by Arthur Miller, directed by Elia Kazan, the show ran (2/10/49-11/18/50), the script won Miller the Pulitzer Prize, the production won 5 Tony awards. It is deemed a landmark and turning point in American playwrighting, direction and set design for the stage. On paper tipped to 15" x 11 1/2" cardstock, with the original envelope marked in GW's hand 'Death of a Salesman' designs, from which the producer stole his poster!' 10 1/2" x 8 1/2" images. Good condition.

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CHARCOAL PORTRAIT - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Broadway Composer Richard Rodgers, musical author and co-producer of

Lot 1124: CHARCOAL PORTRAIT - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Broadway Composer Richard Rodgers, musical author and co-producer of

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Description: CHARCOAL PORTRAIT - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Broadway Composer Richard Rodgers, musical author and co-producer of 'Oklahoma!', 'Carousel', 'The King and I', 'South Pacific', 'The Sound of Music', many others.Artwork irca late 1930s, in GW's early style, rendered by reduction, erasure from a black field. On paper. Matted. 11" x 8" image. Toned.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Nazis looting art, for unknown wartime publication. 9 1/2

Lot 1125: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Nazis looting art, for unknown wartime publication. 9 1/2" x 22".

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Nazis looting art, for unknown wartime publication. 9 1/2" x 22". Toned, edge bends, white corrections by GW.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the Authors of the 1949 Broadway Season hits, including (l to

Lot 1126: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the Authors of the 1949 Broadway Season hits, including (l to

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the Authors of the 1949 Broadway Season hits, including (l to r) Arthur Miller, Richard Rodgers, Sidney Kingsley, Tennessee Williams, Joshua Logan, Cole Porter, Robert E. Sherwood, Garson Kanin, Irving Berlin & Lillian Hellman. Portraits are cutouts pasted over layout of pasted show titles and inked background, on cardstock. 22" x 29". MInor soiling, glue stains.

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PHOTOSTATS OF DRAWINGS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Samuel Goldwyn Studio's production of the 1948 Movie 'A Son

Lot 1127: PHOTOSTATS OF DRAWINGS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Samuel Goldwyn Studio's production of the 1948 Movie 'A Son

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Description: PHOTOSTATS OF DRAWINGS - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Samuel Goldwyn Studio's production of the 1948 Movie 'A Song is Born', starring Danny Kaye & Virgina Mayo. Images are of the remarkable musical talents featured, including Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, The Golden Gate Quartet (Willie Johnson, Henry Owens, William Langford, Orlandis Wilson), Mel Powell, Charlie Barnet, Lionel Hampton, Buck and Bubbles (Washington Lee and William Sublett) & The Page Cavanaugh Trio. Art was used top produce ad slicks of varying sizes to promote the film in various newspapers. Three are framed, hung in GW's home. NO ORIGINAL ARTWORK IN THIS LOT. 8" x 10". Good condiiton.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Tennessee Williams' 1957 Broadway Drama, 'Orpheus Descending

Lot 1128: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Tennessee Williams' 1957 Broadway Drama, 'Orpheus Descending

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for Tennessee Williams' 1957 Broadway Drama, 'Orpheus Descending' starring Joanna Roos. The production ran 3/21/57 - 5/18/57, at the Martin Beck Theatre. On 15" x 20" illustration board. Includes printer's proof in New York Post envelope marked by GW 'Proof before changes made without my permission and print as it appeared in Journal'. Probably New York Journal American. 10" x 17 1/2" image. MInor soiling.

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BROADWAY POSTER DESIGN - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1958 Broadway romantic comedy, 'Tunnel of Love', starring Tom

Lot 1129: BROADWAY POSTER DESIGN - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1958 Broadway romantic comedy, 'Tunnel of Love', starring Tom

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Description: BROADWAY POSTER DESIGN - Drawings by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1958 Broadway romantic comedy, 'Tunnel of Love', starring Tom Ewell, with Nancy Olsen and Scott McKay. The production ran 2/13/57 - 2/22/58, for 417 performances at the Martin Beck, National & Royale Theatres. In FA Russo envelope. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" images. Some soiling.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Adolphe Menjou, circa mid to late 1940s. 10

Lot 1130: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Adolphe Menjou, circa mid to late 1940s. 10" x 4" image.

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Adolphe Menjou, circa mid to late 1940s. On 12 3/4" x 9 3/4" illustration board. 10" x 4" image. Fine condition.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1957 Broadway comedy, 'The Greatest Man Alive!' starring Den

Lot 1131: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1957 Broadway comedy, 'The Greatest Man Alive!' starring Den

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1957 Broadway comedy, 'The Greatest Man Alive!' starring Dennis King & Russell Collins. With Biff McGuire, Kathleen Maguire & Nydia Westman. The show ran May 8 to 11 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for only 5 performances. On 15" x 20" illustration board, for the New York Journal American. Includes clipping. 9 1/2" x 17 1/2" image. Water stained on right third.

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BOOK COVER DESIGN - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the cover of 1957 'The NBC Book of Stars' by Earl Wilson, includ

Lot 1132: BOOK COVER DESIGN - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the cover of 1957 'The NBC Book of Stars' by Earl Wilson, includ

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Description: BOOK COVER DESIGN - Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the cover of 1957 'The NBC Book of Stars' by Earl Wilson, including color layout, sketches & Groucho Marx portrait. Other top 'Peacock Network' stars featured on layout are George Gobel, Dinah Shore, Milton Berle, Perry Como, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Eddie Fisher, Steve Allen, Gisele MacKenzie, Dave Garroway, Arlene Francis and Bob Hope. On paper. Includes copy of the book. 6 1/2" x 10". Tape stains, some soiling.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Drawing by Oscar Liebman of Jack Paar as the engaging and witty host of 'Tonight Show' (1957-62). 13

Lot 1133: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Drawing by Oscar Liebman of Jack Paar as the engaging and witty host of 'Tonight Show' (1957-62). 13" x 10"

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION - Drawing by Oscar Liebman of Jack Paar as the engaging and witty host of 'Tonight Show' (1957-62). 13" x 10" image Horizontal folds at thirds.

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PHOTOSTATS & NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS - Printings from the work of George Wachsteter (1911-2004). Includes caricatures of Jimmy Stewart, Geo

Lot 1134: PHOTOSTATS & NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS - Printings from the work of George Wachsteter (1911-2004). Includes caricatures of Jimmy Stewart, Geo

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Description: PHOTOSTATS & NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS - Printings from the work of George Wachsteter (1911-2004). Includes caricatures of Jimmy Stewart, George S. Kauffman and Ruth Hussey, which were illustrated for reproduction in various 'The Theatre Guild on the Air' radio program guides issued to the studio audience for each week's live radio performance. Stewart appeared in 'One Sunday Afternoon' (Sept 7, 1947). Kaufman's image would promote his plays as basis for the Guild's radio adaptations; this portrait most likely for his first one adapted on the series, 'The Royal Family' (12/16/45), and Hussey to promote her first starring appearance on the prestigious anthology, 'The SIlver Cord' (1/13/46).

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ROUGH SKETCHES - Pencil on onionskin or vellum rough sketches of head portrait caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Lot 1135: ROUGH SKETCHES - Pencil on onionskin or vellum rough sketches of head portrait caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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Description: ROUGH SKETCHES - Pencil on onionskin or vellum rough sketches of head portrait caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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(17) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachstster (1911-2004) of unknown shows and subjects.

Lot 1136: (17) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachstster (1911-2004) of unknown shows and subjects.

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Description: (17) PEN & INK ILLUSTRATIONS - Caricatures by George Wachstster (1911-2004) of unknown shows and subjects.

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ADVERTISING - Printed material from the artwork of George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Lot 1137: ADVERTISING - Printed material from the artwork of George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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Description: ADVERTISING - Printed material from the artwork of George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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ADVERTISING ARTWORK - Watercolor & Ink Advertising by George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Lot 1138: ADVERTISING ARTWORK - Watercolor & Ink Advertising by George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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Description: ADVERTISING ARTWORK - Watercolor & Ink Advertising by George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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ROUGH SKETCHES - (3) Large Boxes of pencil on onionskin or vellum rough sketches by George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Lot 1139: ROUGH SKETCHES - (3) Large Boxes of pencil on onionskin or vellum rough sketches by George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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Description: ROUGH SKETCHES - (3) Large Boxes of pencil on onionskin or vellum rough sketches by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) One discernable sketch is that of Jack Bailey, congenial emcee of the popular daytime TV game show, 'Queen for a Day' (1956-60 NBC-TV, 1960-64 ABC-TV).

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SHEET MUSIC & NEWSLETTERS - Sheet Music & Newsletters from the library of illustrator George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Lot 1140: SHEET MUSIC & NEWSLETTERS - Sheet Music & Newsletters from the library of illustrator George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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Description: SHEET MUSIC & NEWSLETTERS - Sheet Music & Newsletters from the library of illustrator George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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BILLING RECORDS - Invoices and Payment Stubs for the artwork of illustrator George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Lot 1141: BILLING RECORDS - Invoices and Payment Stubs for the artwork of illustrator George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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Description: BILLING RECORDS - Invoices and Payment Stubs for the artwork of illustrator George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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LIFE MAGAZINES & COMIC BOOKS - WWII Vintage Life magazines in fine cond & later-era comic books and popular interest digests from the h

Lot 1142: LIFE MAGAZINES & COMIC BOOKS - WWII Vintage Life magazines in fine cond & later-era comic books and popular interest digests from the h

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Description: LIFE MAGAZINES & COMIC BOOKS - WWII Vintage Life magazines in fine cond & later-era comic books and popular interest digests from the home of illustrator George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

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SHOWTIME MAGAZINES - New York Journal American Showtime Magazine and TView Section supplements from 1950-65, many with covers by illust

Lot 1143: SHOWTIME MAGAZINES - New York Journal American Showtime Magazine and TView Section supplements from 1950-65, many with covers by illust

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Description: SHOWTIME MAGAZINES - New York Journal American Showtime Magazine and TView Section supplements from 1950-65, many with covers by illustrator George Wachstetr (1911-2004)

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VINTAGE NEWSPAPERS - Two Boxes of vintage New York City newspapers, 1945-60. From the home of illustrator George Wachsteter.

Lot 1144: VINTAGE NEWSPAPERS - Two Boxes of vintage New York City newspapers, 1945-60. From the home of illustrator George Wachsteter.

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Description: VINTAGE NEWSPAPERS - Two Boxes of vintage New York City newspapers, 1945-60. From the home of illustrator George Wachsteter.

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(2) ILLUSTRATIONS, CHARCOAL / PEN & INK - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of famed author Damon Runyon. For the New York Jo

Lot 1145: (2) ILLUSTRATIONS, CHARCOAL / PEN & INK - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of famed author Damon Runyon. For the New York Jo

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Description: (2) ILLUSTRATIONS, CHARCOAL / PEN & INK - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of famed author Damon Runyon. For the New York Journal-American and other publications. Charcoal on 11" x 14 1/2" piece of cardstock, ink on 7 1/4" x 9" cardstock. Includes framed photostat of the charcoal portrait. Both heads are about 7" tall. Toning.

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PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION W COMP COLOR - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 'The Jimmy Durante Show', 50 years in entertain

Lot 1146: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION W COMP COLOR - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 'The Jimmy Durante Show', 50 years in entertain

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Description: PEN & INK ILLUSTRATION W COMP COLOR - Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 'The Jimmy Durante Show', 50 years in entertainment, on Aug 6, 1961 cover New York Journal American TView Mag. Featuring Garry Moore & Bob Hope. On 19" x 15" illustration board with photostat on second board having color pencil on onionskin overlay, includes preliminary sketches and original copy of the magazine. 14" x 9 1/2" image. Minor soiling.

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CARICATURE - George Wachsteter (1911-2004) Ink on Cardstock Layout for Newspaper Illustration: Broadway Production of 'Years Ago' by

Lot 1147: CARICATURE - George Wachsteter (1911-2004) Ink on Cardstock Layout for Newspaper Illustration: Broadway Production of 'Years Ago' by

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Description: CARICATURE - George Wachsteter (1911-2004) Ink on Cardstock Layout for Newspaper Illustration: Broadway Production of 'Years Ago' by Ruth Gordon, starring Frederic March and Florence Eldridge, which ran from Dec 1946 to May 1947 at the Mansfield Theatre, 9 1/2" x 11" image on 11 1/4" x 14 1/4" cardstock taped to larger chipboard, good condition.

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