Charles Addams, Part 2


The cartoons of Charles Addams were reprinted in numerous books both during his lifetime and after. Photo by Holly Frey

After TV producer David Levy adapted the cartoons of Charles Addams into "The Addams Family," Charlie's life changed in a number of ways. As Addams aged, he sort of settled down, but as with everything, he did so in his own unique way.

Holly's Research:

  • “Charles Addams Biography.” Biography.com April 2, 2014. https://www.biography.com/people/charles-addams-9176280
  • Williams, Christian. “Charles Addams.” Nov. 17, 1982. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1982/11/17/charles-addams/c3eb3997-da48-4629-bb6a-84563fd91c5a/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.f05852b3b86c
  • Karasik, Paul. “The Addams Family Secret.” July 9 & 16, 2018. The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/09/the-addams-family-secret
  • Monush, Barry. “We’re Gonna Pay a Call on … The Addams Family.” The Paley Center for Media. https://www.paleycenter.org/we-re-gonna-pay-a-call-on-the-addams-family/
  • Davis, Linda H. “Chas Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life.” Random House. 2006.

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