Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
On 2/22/2018 5:07 AM, Whisky-dave wrote:
> On Wednesday, 21 February 2018 17:21:07 UTC, PeterN wrote:
>> On 2/20/2018 10:38 PM, nospam wrote:
>>> In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, PeterN
>>> <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> 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.
>> 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.
> I went to ST convention and most of the stars you had to pay for their autographs and pay for the
part where they stand on stage and answer questions.
> Depending on who they were the cost was set, some were free but most cost money, I only went to
the free ones.
> But this wasn't a charity event.
I specifically was talking about charitable fund raisers.