Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Charles Addams!

Have you checked out Google today?  The title graphic is honor of Addams Family creator Charles Addams.  It would have been his 100th birthday today.

Charles Addams first introduced the dark quirky family in cartoons of The New Yorker magazine.  It soon led to a beloved television show and movie franchise (one of my all-time favorites).  It recently was a Broadway musical starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth that I quite enjoyed as well.

One of his first jobs was for True Detective magazine as a photo retoucher of corpse photos.  A house on Elm Street where he grew up was the inspiration for the Addams Family Mansion.  He married three times.  His third wedding took place in a pet cemetery, and the couple named their home "The Swamp".  

Want to celebrate?  Peruse some of Charles Addam's best books:


The tv show, movies or musical:

images from the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation

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