never mind, i misunderstood completely what that said. they didn't mean squeezing anamorphic into 4x3, they meant squeezing wide screen into 4x3.
but old movies are squeezed any way. there is a turner documentary about the theaters vs television, that is where i first saw the thing about squezzing films to fit tv screens. they do it with panavision, and i'm convinced they do it with older films before 1955 also.
i'm going to do some tinkering with this in the next few days, then comapre images, see what i get.
it's like the great conspiracy, to squeeze, or not to squeeze. are they squeezing behind our backs? are they deforming our favorite actors? are they making welles look thinner? tune in next week for these answers, and more.