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Subject: Re: Visa difficulties for artists
From: Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Wendell Eatherly <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 12 Mar 2017 10:19:20 -0400

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On Sat, 11 Mar 2017 18:48:17 -0800, Maxwell Paley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>You get your hotel concierge to sign you up for “VIP Gold Service” - someone 
meets you at the jetway of your plane at Ben Gurion, takes you down a special exit and 
you’re driven to the Masada lounge where you sit and eat fruit and cookies while 
someone does all your immigration details. Same thing on the way out - you go through 
your own private little x-ray machine and you don’t wait in any lines.
>Same thing going to Moscow or St. Petersburg, but you have to be staying in one of the 
5-stars to get the service and, depending, it costs about $300-$500 per person each way.
>Wasn't there a really famous director coming to the Met a couple of years ago who was 
really put out that nobody could arrange this kind of service for him coming to the US?

Peter Stein, who withdrew from the Met "Boris Godunov" production in 2010:


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