People: May 25, 1987

The famous writer-director looked serious and nervous as he faced the Senate hearing in Washington last week. "Let us just say," began Woody Allen, "that a very rich man has purchased all the films ever made in Hollywood." An outtake from The Front? Nope, an inset of Allen making a rare public appearance to voice his concern about the controversial practice of "colorizing" black-and-white movies. Joined by fellow Directors Milos & Forman and Sydney Pollack, Allen protested the computerized coloring of such classics as It's a Wonderful Life and Casablanca, calling the result "cheesy, artificial symbols of one society's greed." Allen...

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