I'm not sure if this belongs here, or in TV Programming, or what; but if it's in the wrong place I'll thank the Moderators to move it. In any case, I was viewing a truly dreadful movie, Yum Yum Girls, 1978, and at the end there is a scene of the heroine's parents watching television. What they are watching is the "ABS Friday Night Movie", and the feature is supposedly Terror from the Swamp starring Barbara Eden and George Hunter. Firstly, is this a real movie? Secondly, as you can see in the image below, the picture is being shown letterboxed [actually, the appearance of "junk" in the lower black bar suggests the film is 1.85:1 hard matte and the opeator is not "zooming" it]. Was this a common practice when showing movies at that time, and if so why are there so many people today who are disturbed by the black bars?