Charles Addams, Part 1

Chas Addams cover of The New Yorker's June 14, 1958 issue Photo by Apic/Getty Images

Charles Addams was a compelling figure. He visited cemeteries for fun, he raced cars, he collected crossbows. But Addams surprised a lot of people in not being a an elusive proto-goth. He was a dapper, sociable, irreverent delight.

Holly's Research:

  • “Charles Addams Biography.” April 2, 2014.
  • Williams, Christian. “Charles Addams.” Nov. 17, 1982. The Washington Post.
  • Karasik, Paul. “The Addams Family Secret.” July 9 & 16, 2018. The New Yorker.
  • Monush, Barry. “We’re Gonna Pay a Call on … The Addams Family.” The Paley Center for Media.
  • Davis, Linda H. “Chas Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life.” Random House. 2006.

Topics in this Podcast: art, Artists, biographies, Halloween episodes, entertainment history, U.S. history, 20th century, charles addams, The New Yorker, cartoonists