Monday, November 16, 2009

Chicago Sun-Times Article

(The large version of the above photo was posted by livejournal's mrsxlovett.)

A 'Family' portrait

Making a musical of 'The Addams Family' took more than a snap of the fingers for its creators

BY HEDY WEISS Sun-Times Theater Critic

The very first cartoon depicting members of what eventually would become the Addams Family appeared in The New Yorker magazine in 1938.

Standing at the bottom of a stairway, in the dark interior of what seems to be a rather grand home, the couple who will eventually be named Gomez and Morticia are watching as a salesman demonstrates a vacuum cleaner. The caption reads: “Vibrationless, noiseless, and a great time and back-saver. No well-appointed home should be without it.”

Read the full Chicago Sun-Times article, An 'Addams Family' Musical by the numbers .

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