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I posted this thread in "Collecting and Preservation" because of my concern for a growing trend here on Nitrateville and what I speak of colorization of black and white press/movie scene photos. I was not happy with all those crappy colorization films that came out in the 80's/90's such as Topper, Citizen Kane, The Three Stooges Shorts, It's A Wonderful Life, or even half of the otherwise decent Laurel & Hardy Box Set that came out of the UK a few years back. I didn't think we'd be going back in time with these colorizations but it appears we have and it appears that the "artistry" has devolved also. The black and white photos, when original, show so much depth and detail, I just find these modern colorizations to be limp and lifeless with no feeling other than "ooh pretty colors". So, please, can we have a moratorium on these travesties; if it ain't broke, then there's no need to fix it. End of rant.