Daytrotter, taking time away from its usual musical orientation, checks in on the earthly avatar of Gomez Addams, John Astin:
'Aristotle said, "Know thyself." The Addams’ knew who they were. We were weird on the outside and we were strange, but when you looked closer, you saw that this was really a very healthy family. There wasn’t a lot of conflict in the family. We were never telling anyone else how to live. Moralizing was absent,' [Astin] said. 'They were all about the joy and wonder of life. It was a creation of magic and wonder that’s rare even today in motion pictures.'
Of Related Interest:
- Yesterday's Los Angeles Times brought us a review by Believer founding editor Ed Park of Linda Davis' new biography, Charles Addams: A Cartoonist's Life.
- The first season (1964-1965) of The Addams Family is now available on DVD. Coincidence? I think not.
[TV Guide cover via The Unofficial Addams Family Web Site.]