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Colorization Goes To Washington

May 16, 1987

The Hollywood crowd that affects a certain liberalism and resents colorization of black-and-white films is asking Congress for legislation that will prevent a person from doing what he would with his property, i.e., prints of movies ("Colorization Gets a Senate Hearing," by Penny Pagano, May 13).

Why is it that the Left is so willing, in the name of individual freedom and constitutional rights, to offend and outrage a good portion of the populace with assaults on accepted mores, yet it is so quick to squeal and to demand legal protection to control us when their anemic ox is gored?

Were there but one print of the "Maltese Falcon" it would be as sacrosanct as the "Mona Lisa" and we would all demand it be protected, of course. But owners of prints, moving or still, are free to color them, throw darts at them or draw mustachios on them if they wish.

Jim Bakker and Gary Hart have shown us how ugly hypocrisy is as a mistress, but flaccid, self-righteous Hollywood begs her for a bride.

DAVID KOLPACOFF

El Cajon

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