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Vandalized 'Casablanca'

November 19, 1988

I fully enjoyed and celebrated your fine article ("Sending 'Casablanca' Over the Rainbow," Nov. 6, by Jack Mathews). You are to be congratulated for capturing many people's sentiments.

Vandalism of classic black and white movies is a disgrace. If the director of the film wanted it in color, it would have been filmed in color, as it was available. When Ted Turner colorized "Yankee Doodle Dandy," I did not like it . . . Then, when he did "The Maltese Falcon" and "Captain Blood," I saw the new addition to be "defacing."

Now that Mr. Turner has colorized "Casablanca," I fully refuse to watch any other colorized films. I urge everyone else to do the same. Boycott Mr. Turner's colorized films, then perhaps he'll get the message. What's next, Mr. Turner? The black and white parts of "The Wizard of Oz"?

Karen I. Shartzer

Vista

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