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Hedy Lamarr sold autographs and Ginger Rogers wanted postage money.
OK...Googled them...Guess Im too young to know them...Ula will go the same way- younger generations (than her) will hav no fuckin clure who she is/was...

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There's some hilarious story about Howard Hughes wanting to put Joan Crawford under contract after MGM cut her before she signed with Warner Bros. and made Mildred Pierce. He wanted her under contract and to sleep with her. She didn't want either, a little surprising about not willing to do the latter, but anyway, he asked if she'd sit for a molding of her body for a rubber dummy in her likeness he could bang instead. Crawford told him no, but to ask Hedy Lamarr.

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$20 shipping and handling fee to Europe? Isn't she based in Europe? Either way that is extortion. It doesn't cost that much to ship from anywhere.

Can you not just send fan mail to players now and expect them to autograph things for free (with you paying the shipping + handling of course), or am I just living in the past?

This hardly sends out the best message to interact with your fans does it, treating them as saps you just want to drain for as much as possible, and I would hope this isn't what the world has come to. Shameful.
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OK...Googled them...Guess Im too young to know them...Ula will go the same way- younger generations (than her) will hav no fuckin clure who she is/was...
Hedy Lamarr is to wireless communication technology what Billie Jean King is to women's professional tennis: she didn't exactly invent it, but it wouldn't be what it is today without her.

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Honestly, she's hardly the first person to do this, so it's not like it's the end of the world.

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Honestly, she's hardly the first person to do this, so it's not like it's the end of the world.
Exactly. Besides, if no one buys them, guess what? She'll stop selling them. It really is that simple.

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Honestly, she's hardly the first person to do this, so it's not like it's the end of the world.
No one said that its the end of the world- it just show what kind of a person she is.... Plus she might not be the first person to do it, but honestly- anyone remember someone soo useless to wanting ppl to pay for her autograph ?

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Good to hear the world hasn't gone completely mad. I hope other players don't get any ideas from Ula, and this doesn't start a trend.
I don't think it would ever become a trend. Anyone do the same could end up facing a PR crisis and having much less sponsor fees or ads income. It's just not worth it to tarnish your public image in exchange of that little money, even top 10 players won't earn that much in selling autographs to cover sponsor loss IMO.


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Honestly, she's hardly the first person to do this, so it's not like it's the end of the world.
Exactly, now hurry along a close this troll thread!
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Honestly, she's hardly the first person to do this, so it's not like it's the end of the world.
No, but it is pretty funny

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Exactly, now hurry along a close this troll thread!
I don't think we need to call in the thought police on this one. Far worse threads than this have been allowed to go on almost indefinitely. Hell, a heap of posters have more malicious stuff in their signatures than anything that has been posted here.

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Aren't the Radwanskas considered Euro-trash?

Whitney Houston and her receipts:

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I would totally buy an autographed tennis ball from someone in my sig

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I would totally buy an autographed tennis ball from someone in my sig
What, even Jarmila?

Couldn't you just sit in the stands during her matches and get several free ones?

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Ivanovic doesn't do this now but she used to charge for an autographed card from her website (it wasn't even a real one, just a printed card). I looked through my paypal account and it was $5 and they said it covered the cost of the card, packaging and shipping.
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I couldn't see paying for such a thing.

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