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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thank You For Smoking


I came across this interesting article written by film critic Roger Ebert. “Thank You For Smoking” discusses the recently released Bette Davis postage stamp that features a well-known portrait of Davis — except that the U.S. government had her cigarette edited out.

I like the article for two reasons, one it makes for an interesting debate about current societal values versus fair historical representation; and two, I wonder if there was any hesitation on the part of the artist, Michael Deas, in altering the portrait.

Regardless of your stance on smoking, it’s a good read.

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