Happy Valentine’s Day! We both realized we’d already released some stories that hit the Valentine’s Day sweet spot for us over on Patreon! Stacie has the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky story of cartoonist Charles Addams, whose decades of darkly screwball New Yorker cartoons became The Addams Family. Then, Alicia has perhaps the perfect distillation of Truman Capote’s Swans, the actress and author Carol Saroyan Matthau, who may be the most direct inspiration for Capote’s Holly Golightly character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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The Cultural History of ‘The Addams Family’, Patrick Sauer, Smithsonian Magazine
An Addams Family History, Dan Owens, Dan’s Media Digest
Meet the New Addams Family: The weird brood from Charles Addams cartoons and ’60s TV is back in a big-name, $30-million movie, Patrick Goldstein, Los Angeles Times (1991)
Among the Porcupines: A Memoir, Carol Matthau (Amazon link)
This Funny Valentine (washingtonpost.com)
Carol Matthau, a Frank and Tart Memoirist, Dies at 78 (nytimes.com)
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