Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Creator of ‘The Addams Family’ Had Some Creepy Possessions

HAVARD, Mass. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – He’s creepy and he’s kooky – and Charles Addams, creator of The Addams Family, had some very eccentric tastes.

That’s the word from author Linda H. Davis, who spent six years researching and writing Chas Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life (Random House), a biography on the man behind the creepy cartoon family and his weird quirks.

Davis says Addams had really dark tastes and adds: “He had a coffee table in his house made out of an old Civil War embalming table with the metal headrest still in place. He also had a sewing basket made out of a dead armadillo.”

While Addams did have his quirks, Davis assures that rumors about him sleeping in a coffin and drinking martinis with eyeballs in them are just that – rumors.

Davis adds that while all the odd Addam’s family characters were special to Chas, Uncle Fester was his favorite.

Says Davis: “Fester was the unrestrained version of Chas. He was naughty and a bad influence on kids. He was Chas but with less hair.”

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