TV Time: Oh Boy, Check Out the Addams Family Set in Full Color


Thursday, November 7, 2013, by Lily di Costanzo
MIV9yAQ.jpgPhoto via Boing Boing

Considering The Addams Family series—on the air between 1964 and 1966—can still claim one of the most macabre casts of oddballs of all time, one might expect just-surfaced photos of the original set to look, well, a bit less cheery. Shot by photographer Richard Fish—whose widow recently donated his photography collection to California’;s Oviatt Library—the images offer a peek into what the sets, which were pretty unambiguously creepy in black-and-white, looked like in real life. Sure there’;s a menagerie of taxidermied animals, a rogue noose, and a torture chamber, but they all happen to look quite charming sans grayscale filter. Just as unexpected is the real-life former home of the show’;s creator, which—somewhat disappointingly—was not a spooky Victorian, but instead a sweet little colonial. That twee Addams Family, who knew?


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