Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Cigarette Removal


This digitally altered image of illustrator Clement Hurd appeared in a newly revised edition of the book "Goodnight Moon", a classic children's book written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Hurd. The publisher, HarperCollins, altered the original photograph to remove a cigarette from Hurd's hand. HarperCollins said it made the change to avoid the appearance of encouraging smoking and did so with the permission of the illustrator's estate. But Mr. Hurd's son said he felt pressured to allow it. Prior to this latest edition, the photograph of Mr. Hurd grasping a cigarette has been on the book for at least two decades.

34 comments:

  1. wow... why would they do that?

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  2. I like your blog a lot!

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  3. oh come on, all these things are getting really lame ...

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  4. Wow, I would have never noticed that. That's kind of funny how they do that.

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  5. Hehe, these are always interesting ;)

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  6. nice, can't wait for the next update

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  7. that's very interesting

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  8. oh yea why is the picture on the right a bit more accurate?

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  9. it also looks a lot grainier, maybe its because its zoomed in more though

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  10. eh, that's crap - removing cigarettes. if he's smoking, he's smoking...get over it.

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  11. wow, it's so obvious though

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  12. that's very interesting!

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  13. Why did they do that?

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  14. I never thought about it that way

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  15. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

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  16. this brings back memories!

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  17. he looks healthier now

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  18. Quite a good removal. I hate smoking.

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  19. Of all things why remove that?

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  20. Hardly noticeable. However, we really do need to just get rid of smoking and its culture. Dont change the pictures, just explain that he is probably going to die early due to lung injury caused by his smoking habits. :)

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