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Family Chas Charles 1940s ATLAS CHINA Plate Uncle Fester Theater
Addams Family vs. the Munsters...... Its a pop culture trivia question that
ranks up there with Spiderman vs. Batman, Jeannie vs. Samantha,
or....Maryann vs. Ginger.
The Addams Family is a fabulous example of great characters done in so
many ways. In 1932 Chas Addams, sold his first "spot" sketch to the
New Yorker, and his continuing work for the New Yorker highlighted his
talent for macabre humor. Not yet named, the mysterious & spooky
family of Chas. Addams' imagination became recurring characters in his
strips and books.
In 1964, the "Addams Family" made the leap from comic strips to live
action TV. Fittingly filmed in black and white, the show featured a
great cast, a faithful following of Addams' gallows humor, and a warm
reception into our hearts. While the TV show only lasted 2 years
before it was cancelled, it has acquired a huge cult following.
The Addams Family next moved to a new medium - animation. In 1973,
after many guest appearances on other cartoons, the Addams Family got
their own animated series which only lasted one year. As the Addams
Family TV show became more popular in syndication, most of the original
cast returned for a 1977 TV special - The Addams Family Halloween
After that, fans had to wait until 1991 to have something new. And,
worth the wait it was! The Addams Family movie came out.....the cast
was unbelievable great and the tone of the movie harked back to the days
of the Chas Addams' New York strips. Clever, funny, and a little
darker than the TV series, it was a great return to the Addams Family
origins. The movie was then followed up by a sequel in 1993, The
Addams Family Values (ok....the Happy Hut....the big Thanksgiving play at
the end where the Indians turn the tables and attack/capture the Pilgrims
are just inspired). Lastly, during 1992/1993 there was another try
at an animated TV series.
While the TV series collectibles are the most common, there were some
Addams Family collectibles put out in the 1940s in conjunction with the
New Yorker strips. Aboriginals LTD put out a series of "rag" type
dolls - Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Grandmama. Atlas China put
out a line of dishware which included dinner plates, desert plates,
This Atlas China small plate measures about 6-1/4". The plates came
with different strips featured on the front. This one features a
very Uncle Fester looking man grinning ear-to-ear at the movie playing -
while the rest of the audience weeps! Note the great "trademark" on
the back of the plate.
Get yours today!
Great shape?no chips, cracks, nor breaks.