Wednesday, October 01, 2008

But Ya Aren't, Blanche. Ya Aren't.

From Deadline Hollywood:

She's Got Bette Davis Eyes But No Ciggy

This email is making the rounds from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences to Hollywood's name talent criticizing the U.S. Post Office for this stamp issued September 18th. I've X'ed out the names:

From: "XXX"
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2008 11:23:26 -0700
Subject: Re: Postal censorship

Have you seen the new Bette Davis postage stamp? It's a photo from ALL ABOUT EVE, and after staring at it for a while I realized there was something wrong. She has a gloved hand raised beneath her chin in a very awkward pose. They removed a cigarette from her fingers! Censorship from our Uncle Sam. Didn't they think anyone would notice? Film historians should revolt!


Anonymous said...

I noticed this immediately and thought it looked ridiculous.
Your pal,
Bette Davis Queen

Jackie said...

This is very disturbing o me, especially because it's done by the government. And, who are they protecting, the kids, teens? Kids and teens don't mail anything. They don't write letters, they text. They will soon ask, what's a stamp? It's all ridculous. Where has common sense gone?