Monday, February 23, 2009

Lurch the rock star

Ted Cassidy, yet another popular 1960's television personality milking TV fame for what's it's worth. Lurch, for those of you who might not know, was a character off THE ADDAMS FAMILY. The show was based off a popular cartoon panel of THE NEW YORKER, drawn by none other than Charles Addams. You can drop by www.charlesaddams.com and check out some of his work. The television show (and movies) are all based on the cartoons - his cartoon panels are just as brilliant as they are macbre. The Gadsden Public Library used to have a hard bound collection of Addams work. I remember Brook checking it out and introducing me to his work. I loved that creepy humor. The television show that followed was entertaining, more so than the other popular monster sitcom of that day - THE MUNSTERS. Both shows had their own unique appeal.

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