September142014

Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991)

(Source: speakless, via missaddamsfamily)

September82014
August242014

brain-food:

The Addams Family House Is For Sale For the First Time in Almost A Century

Verulum, the aging mansion that contributed its interior to production of The Addams Family, is up for sale for the first time in ninety years.

The exterior seen in the credits was a set designed by Addams, the cartoonist whose comic strip inspired the generations-long media franchise that the Addamses have become.

One of the daughters of the original owners, who bought it in 1924, reportedly lived in the house almost continuously for the last 90 years. Historical records suggest it was probably built in the latter part of the 1800s as a farmhouse and then later converted into a gentleman’s residence, according to the listing.

It’s expected to fetch around $2 million (Australian?) when it’s auctioned on September 11, in part because while it’s old, and needs a lot of work, it’s a big space on a nice plot of land in a metropolitan part of town (there’s apparently a stadium across the street). (via)

The interiors for the show were all done on soundstages. The exteriors were also sets. There was no “real Addams Family house.”

The house Charles Addams designed was a mishmash of his favorite elements of Second Empire architecture. He was an amateur architect, so he knew the style very well. A lot of towns in the northeastern US (and, clearly, all over the world) have Second Empire houses they claim are the Definite Real 100% Authentic Inspiration For The Addams Family House. 

And they all are. This is the Opra Winfrey show and YOU get an Addams Family house and YOU get an Addams Family house…if it’s Second Empire, its elements inspired Charles Addams.There is no One True House, but this is so much better. Everyone wins.

(via the-addams-family-network)

August32014

Who were better?

cubbiemcprude:

NEVER FORGET!

That this family image

were so much better than this family

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Ordinarily, I’m very “live and let live/die/undie/whatever applies” on the whole Addamses vs. Munsters issue. I have my opinion, but I respect the opinion of others.

But I found this in the “Addams Family” tag. You tagged hate- so don’t be surprised if the hated party’s fandom fires back.

Charles Addams started drawing the single-panel New Yorker cartoons that formed the basis for The Addams Family in the 1930s. The TV show started airing on September 18, 1964. The Munsters started airing on September 24, 1964. Coincidence? Maybe. But it does seem very suspicious that, when one network started airing a series about a strange, “creepy” family interacting with normal society, another network did the same thing at almost the same time. It smacks a bit of competition, and if that’s true, then the Munsters was created to compete with The Addams Family.

And if that’s true, then your show wouldn’t exist without our show. TAF paved the way for that entire genre.

A few decades later, we have the comicss, the TV show, two movies (and one we don’t talk about), a reboot of the TV show, two cartoon shows, and a Broadway musical. You have one reboot, one attempted reboot that failed, and a few movies.

None of these things say anything about who’s “better.” That’s subjective and a question of personal taste. I’m not going to grudge anyone their right to their preference, even if I disagree. But still…it says something about public opinion.

Sic gorgiamos allos subjectatos nunc.

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10PM
meghaaaanflooores:

The Munsters on We Heart It.

The Munsters.
THE MUNSTERS?
THE. MUNSTERS???
THIS IS FROM THE ADDAMS FAMILY YOU CROUTON.
ALSO WHY WAS THIS TAGGED ELVIRA?
THIS IS MORTICIA ADDAMS. MORTICIA FRUMP ADDAMS IF YOU WANT TO INCLUDE HER MAIDEN NAME.
GET IT RIGHT.

meghaaaanflooores:

The Munsters on We Heart It.

The Munsters.

THE MUNSTERS?

THE. MUNSTERS???

THIS IS FROM THE ADDAMS FAMILY YOU CROUTON.

ALSO WHY WAS THIS TAGGED ELVIRA?

THIS IS MORTICIA ADDAMS. MORTICIA FRUMP ADDAMS IF YOU WANT TO INCLUDE HER MAIDEN NAME.

GET IT RIGHT.

July212014
July92014
May42014

spanishskulduggery:

Today I also learned that in the series the Addams family, they had a very difficult time trying to translate everyone’s names. Because so much of it has to do with English puns, they translated certain names differently, and sometimes the translation differs depending on Spain or Latin America.

So for instance…

  • Gomez is unchanged in Spain but got turned into Homero in Latin America.
  • Morticia stayed the same in both.
  • Uncle Fester is Tío Fétido because fétido/a means “smelling badly” in Spain. His name is Lucas in Latin America.
  • Pugsley stays the same in Spain. His name in Latin America is Pericles. I assume because of (historical) Pericles’ funeral oration during the Peloponnesian War.
  • Wednesday is Miércoles [Wednesday] in Spain. In Latin America her name becomes Merlina which is from “Merlin” the wizard.
  • Lurch stays the same in Spain. In Latin America he’s Largo “long”
  • Thing is Cosa [Thing] in Spain; and Dedos ”fingers” in Latin America.
  • Cousin It is Primo Eso [Cousin It/That One] in Spain… and in Latin America he’s Tío Cosa ”Uncle Thing”

Translation is a very weird business.

Merlina also means “blackbird” in…Latin, I believe?

The musical added a new level of difficulty: Wednesday’s fiance is named Lucas in the English original. As far as I can tell, the Argentina production changed his name to Tomás.

May32014
April182014

"I See The Light" gives me Wednesday/Lucas feels.

Because Lucas comes from a Latin word meaning “light,” and he really is. He makes Wednesday realize that not all light is annoying or oppressive or out to change her. And, even though she’s of the darkness, she brings a kind of light into his life, too: love, freedom, and strength.

I’m probably not supposed to take anything Addams Family-related this seriously, but I’m not sorry. They’re an amazing couple.

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