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” <XXX@oscars.org>
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!
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