Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Charles Addams Bio Review

Cartoonist Edward Sorel has written a nice review of a new biography of Charles ("Addams Family") Addams for the New York Observer. I knew little of Addams other than his work, and the glimpses Sorel offers of Addams's life, his own regard for Addams, and the way things worked during the glory days of The New Yorker magazine made interesting reading, I thought.

If nothing else, it makes one long for the days a cartoonist had a shot at ladies like Jacqueline Kennedy, Greta Garbo and Joan Fontaine.

2 comments:

Guy Barry said...

I guess there is nothing like a laugh in a good cartoon
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Mike Lynch said...

All 3 of those women are waaaaaay too high maintenance, Brian!

But, yeah, there are women whose funny bones and libidos are mere centimeters apart, bless 'em!