The Famous Shoe-On-Fire Photo

The Famous Shoe-On-Fire Photo
One day at the Beale apartment, Chuck decided it was funny to light his shoe sole on fire.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

More from the Tom Copenhaver Memorial Collection

Tom Copenhaver, still digging through his mighty Charles Foster Kane-like treasure trove, unearthed more Chuck-related items and had this to say: "Chuck loved the Changeable Charlie.  Every time he would come to my house, he would play with this toy.  I had two of them and eventually gave him one of them, probably when we were in the third or fourth grade.  Attached is the one I kept.  Years later Chuck found a related toy, Changeable Charlie's Aunt and passed it along to me."

To me, your humble blogger,  playing with Changeable Charlie's Aunt is an exercise in monster creation. I remember a much later exchange between Chuck and Bill Hill. Bill, after Chuck bragged that he had found something cool probably at a yard sale or flea market: "Chuck, when did YOU become interested in monsters and monster-related items?" The world may never know.

Charlie could be among other things a normal cigar-chomping pillar of society

Charlie's Aunt, on the other hand, is just too ghoul for school. Uncle!

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