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GOMEZ'S lecture series


THE HIDDEN ADDAMS: THE ORIGINS OF CHARLES ADDAMS' ARTISTRY, by linda h. davis, author, charles addams: a cartoonist's life
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The James Ward Mansion
169 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ

Generations of fans have been inspired by the art of Charles Addams. But where did Addams find inspiration for his own work? Official Addams Biographer Linda Davis discusses the hows and whos of Charles Addams’ influences, sharing never before published artwork and details from his life.


The lecture celebrates the reissuing of Ms. Davis’ book: Charles Addams: A Cartoonist’s Life. Seating will be arranged in a socially distanced manner, and masks are required. Advance tickets will be sold online for $15 and include a signed copy of the book.

Graciously hosted by The James Ward Mansion.

charles addams' life in westfield 
by ron maccloskey
sunday, october 31
3:00 pm 
the rialto theater
250 east broad street

Join former Westfield resident Ron MacCloskey as he regales us of tales of Charles Addams! 


An Addams enthusiast and pop culture expert, he will be speaking about The Addams Family and Addams' life in Westfield. Join us on October 31, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM at The Rialto Theater, newly reimagined as the Center for Creativity.


See Ron's collection of authentic memorabilia and stay for a Q &A session after the lecture. Masks are required for all in attendance.

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