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Mark Hall-Patton, expert on TV's 'Pawn Stars,' is the real deal
Mark Hall-Patton, expert on TV's 'Pawn Stars,' is the real deal

The gray-bearded man in the red shirt and wide-brimmed Amish hat wades into the crowd outside the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, squinting into the noon-hour light. Suddenly, the fans are upon him. They know their quarry on a first-name basis. "Hi, Mark," a woman calls out. "Can we get a shot with you? My boyfriend's daughter, she just loves you." Another stranger touches his shoulder. "Mark, we're huge fans," says a goateed man, adding breezily, "We just got married last night." "Well, after 35 years, I heartily recommend it," says Mark Hall-Patton, who had run an errand at the shop. For 10 minutes, cameras whir in the...

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