Wednesday, September 24, 2008


On the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is a souvenir shop decorated with reproductions of iconic movie poster images.

Unfortunately, these reproductions are not very good.

Marilyn Monroe looks a bit like she has recently had a stroke and/or botched reconstructive facial surgery.

The two people in the "Casablanca" picture look more like Gary Shandling and Ava Gardner than Humphrey Bogart or Ingrid Bergman.

And Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh are equally difficult to recognize, except for their poses.

I guess it raises the question, "Is it a case of an inept artist, or is it this way deliberately to
avoid potential lawsuits from the companies that own the copyrights on these images?"

Check out the detail (click to enlarge).

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