Sunday, February 17, 2008

'Charles Addams: Master of the Macabre' - - 1953 magazine article

Charles Addams' cartoons first appeared in the pages of The New Yorker in 1932, and ran there on a regular basis until his death in 1988. (Actually, the last of them appeared posthumously)

About a decade before his characters spun off into the 'Addams Family' TV show, this photo-spread ran in the May 19th, 1953 issue of LOOK magazine, casting the spotlight on Addams, the popularity of his creations, and his quirky personality.

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Above: ⬆ Addams and his 2nd wife, Barbara, in 1955.

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See also:
- Official Charles Addams Website

- 'The Father of the Addams Family' - - NPR interview with Addams biographer Linda Davis

- 'Chas. Addams and his Family' - - From a Dutch auto enthusiast's website, scroll down the page for a small article about Addams' vintage car collection.

- Thanks to Lex10 for sending along a link to his posting at Glyph Jockey; a photo of Addams with his 1st wife, Barbara Jean.
It would seem that all of his wives had a certain Morticia quality, including his '3rd-time's-the-charm' spouse, his beloved Tee.


Donna Lethal said...

Chas and Tee were one stylin' couple!

erik hogstrom said...

Chas Addams could be sooo wickedly funny.

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