Websightings: John Astin ( Gomez Addams ) speaks ; News on the upcoming theatrical production, The Addams Family ; New Yorker notes Ed Arno's Death; NYTs Ed Arno Obit ; A Note of Thanks
From The Asbury Park Press, "Mysterious and Spooky" , this piece on an invitation only appearance by John Astin ( who played Gomez Addams in the ever-popular Addams Family television series) at the Duncan Smith Theater in Holmdel, New Jersey ( Charles Addams content): http://www.app.com/
From Broadway world.com, June 25, 2008, "Lane and Neuwirth To Participate in 'Addams Family' Reading", this piece on the forthcoming production: http://www.broadwayworld.com/
The Contributors page of the current issue of The New Yorker ( dated July 7 & 14, 2008) notes the passing of Ed Arno.
From The New York Times, June 27th, 2008, "Ed Arno, Cartoonist of New Yorker Whimsy, Is Dead at 92": http://www.nytimes.com/
A Note of Thanks: I wish to thank Ed Arno's neighbor, Karen Singer, for reaching out to me to express her concern that Ed's passing was unnoted in the press. William Grimes' New York Times obituary, which has been widely reprinted around the country, is entirely due to Karen's efforts.
Note: The Times of London has an an appreciation of Ed's work in the making. It will be noted here when it appears in print.