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By KEITH GOULD





John Waters, the director of Pink Flamingos and Hairspray, was once asked why he lived and worked in Baltimore. ‘I need to be around interesting people who aren’t so goddamn witty all the time,’ he replied.





Well he wasn’t talking about Allan Charles, writer, art director, producer, director, unofficial mayor of the city and partner of, as he proudly puts it, the 73rd-largest agency in the country, Trahan, Burdin





& Charles.

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