Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/08/31

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Subject: Re: Paparazzi &Princess Di
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 01:53:24 -0400 (EDT)

In einer eMail vom 31.08.1997  23:51:04, schreiben Sie:

>What do some of the pros on the LUG think of the proposal to protect
>celebrities from these vermin (who doubtless shoot with Leica - to keep us
>on topic)?

1) There was no threatening to Di's and Dodi's lifes, and there was no
necessity to drive with 160 to 180 km/h through the inner city (tunnel) with
the usual city limit. 

2) Hence, it is suggested by several officials and inofficials, that the
rented hotel chauffeur just wanted to impress his royal or prominent

3) Pricess Di could have simply called the police to get rid off the
paparazzi. It has worked before, and it will work in future also.

4) There is always a relation beween prominents and paparazzi, both need each
other. Pricess Di went public herself in '95, and was definitely used to
paparazzi latest till that time.

5) The (public) hypocrism is evident, since most (maybe all) tv stations show
specially paparazzi pix to spice their Lady Di reviews, but pretend to report

6) Paparazzi and free lancers exist, because readers want to see those pixs,
and agencies pay for those pix. Within this system, the paparazzi are just
the minor part, who get beaten.

7) You can bet a fortune, that almost every newspaper/ tv station will show
the funeral pix, specially the royal (children's) tears.

Additionally, the accident pix got offers of > $ 1 million yesterday, and
nobody has been crying on the recent Di/ Dodi kissing picture - quite
opposite, most were happy about the good royal news ...

Hope, that answers your question.
- -Alf