Artists in Action #503


Charles Addams gets inspired.

10 comments:

Marshall P. Smith said...

Interesting family!

Christopher said...

GREAT picture!

Maureen said...

Ah ha! So that's how he did it!

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

Great humour, interesting man.
Thanks for the great photo.

I'm sure I read somewhere that he made an attempt to romance Jackie B-K-O ... ? and that it got as far as a weekend in Vermont.

No doubt, The Usual Suspects will fall on that with an avalanche of Correcting Comment.

estiv said...

I was interested to read somewhere that the names of the family members (Morticia, Pugsley, etc. ) were his, but were never used in the cartoons. Anybody know more about this, or whether or not it's actually true?

Tommy O'C said...

No doubt, The Usual Suspects will fall on that with an avalanche of Correcting Comment.I wish I'd said that, F.G. Actually, you're right. Addams was quite the ladies man. He was associated with Jackie Oh, as well as Greta Garbo and Joan Fontaine. I'm sure I read somewhere that Ava Gardner was also involved with him for a time.

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

That's a 5-Star Black Book for a guy who looks like a pug dog, proving that for WE women, the erogenous zone is between the ears.

I read an anecdote re Addams in a group where the abundance of dogsh*t on the street was a problem (maybe it was in Paris) and he said
quietly
"what makes you think it's dogsh*t?"
He can draw too.

Christopher said...

any man who creats a character like morticia is clearly a man after the ladies ;o)

swac said...

The shorter list is probably who Ava Gardner wasn't involved with.

Tommy O'C said...

The shorter list is probably who Ava Gardner wasn't involved with.Uh, all of us here?