Subject: Re: How political-correctness ruined the Pirelli calendar
In article<email@example.com>, PeterN
> >>> 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.
no you weren't. you didn't say *anything* about charity. you said 'a
star trek exhibit'.