Sunday, October 30, 2016

Charles Addams Among the Flowers and Shrubs

A thank-you note from cartoonist Charles Addams is not the sort of thing one throws away, especially if it is in the form of a watercolor drawing. Ambassador Pamela Harriman kept hers some thirty years, and it was sold with her estate at Sotheby's in 1997. She was married to Leland Hayward from 1960 until his death early in 1971, which would date this drawing to sometime between 1960 and 1970.

The Estate of Ambassador Pamela Harriman
May 19-21, 1997, Lot 756

Inscribed "Dear Pamela— I so enjoyed being among the flowers and shrubs again — and again thank you and Leland for a beautiful week end —Charles"

Note:  Readers are invited to share their own thank-you notes from Charles Addams right here on the old blog. I'm curious whether he signed his name Charles or Chas.

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