1313 Mockingbird Lane, 1964, 50th Anniversary, Al Lewis, Beverly Owens, Butch Patrick, CBS, Eddie Munster, Fred Gwynne, Grandpa, Herman Munster, Lily Munster, Marilyn Munster, Pat Priest, The Addams Family, The Munsters, Yvonne De Carlo
I can’t even imagine how fun it must have been to be a kid growing up in the 1960s. Television-wise, I mean. Last week, ABC gave us our first day in the life of “The Addams Family”. And now here we are, just one week later, and CBS is about to say, “We call your House of Horror, ABC, and raise you a monster.” Or four.
In the late 1950s, early ’60s, there was a revival of classic horror. “The Addams Family” and “The Munsters” were the networks’ attempt to capitalize on this trend.
1964 was dubbed “The Year of the Ghoul” by LIFE magazine, and on September 24th, “The Munsters” was born. For 50 years now, people have enjoyed the fun and silliness that the monstrous, all-American suburban family called Munster brought to TV screens. Continue reading