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Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:37:44 -0500
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In article<>, PeterN
<"peter,newdelete"> wrote:

> >> Last year there was a Star Trek exhibit on the Intrepid. It combined the
> >> original with the Next Generation. I was told that most of the actors
> >> were nice, regular guys. William Shattner was charging for his
> >> autograph. I leave the name for that, up to the readers.
> > 
> > most of them do that. they know the fans will pay, so why not.
> Not when they are being paid for the appearance. And the fans are making 
> a generous donation to a charity.

yes when they're being paid for the appearance. 

i've been to several cons and paying for autographs and/or photos is
standard fare.

the lines are long, so few people find it to be an issue.

> BTW I used to represent entertainers. Most thought it beneath them to 
> charge for an autograph. They either declined, or gave one free. I don't 
> know the source for your statement, but I KNOW it's not true.

personal experience is my source.