The World of Charles Addams (1991)
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His original description of Morticia Addams: "The real head of the family... low-voiced, incisive and subtle, smiles are rare... ruined beauty... contemptuous and original and with fierce family loyalty... even in disposition, muted, witty, sometimes deadly... given to low-keyed rhapsodies about her garden of deadly nightshade, henbane and dwarf's hair..."
Noted director Alfred Hitchcock
was a friend of Addams, and owned two pieces of original Addams art. In Hitchcock's film North by Northwest
(1959), a scene pays homage to Addams: when Roger Thornhill meets Eve with Mr. Vandamm and Leonard, he comments, "The three of you together. Now that's a picture only Charles Addams could draw.".
Drew cartoons with a macabre sense of humor akin to Edward Gorey
but without the malice of the latter.