I will have to watch it again after the holidays to look for that. I don't remember seeing it as many times as I have watched this movie over the years.Although I've seen this movie many times, it wasn't until the Blu-Ray that I noticed Natalie Schafer's foo-foo dog in her purse. Definitely worth the upgrade if you enjoy this film.
I know, right? I sometimes think the only reason they do this is to show what the full frame looks like and to make you wonder if it is being cropped. But you're right, it could have been uniformly like the rest of the film.Disappointed to see that some dimwit in the transfer bay has pillarboxed the opening credits, despite the fact there is about a mile and half of room from the edges of the frame to either side of the credits.