Re: RARA-AVIS: Charles Ardai - Hard Case Crime

From: hardcasecrime (
Date: 27 Oct 2006

> you don't look the part

You'll get no argument from me. But when Time magazine calls you up and says, "We would like to photograph you and a gorgeous blonde model in a hardboiled setting," what do you say? (Answer: You say, "I'll be right over.")


--- In, "Jeff Vorzimmer" <jvorzimmer@...> wrote:
> > The article begins on page 69 with a full page photo of
> > Charles Ardai, ginning for the camera from a leather chair,
> > with a blonde leaning against a wall beside a poster of
> > Stephen King's THE COLORADO KID. Charles gets mention on
> > that page and a full boxed column about him and Hard Case
> > Crime.
> Finally got caught up on my Time magazine reading and saw the piece
> Charles. I'm sure by now he has it up on the HCC website. Nice hit
as we
> used to say in the PR biz. Nice photo.
> The only thing is----Charles, you don't look the part. God bless
you and
> your great taste in hard-boiled crime lit, but you look like a 29-
> insurance salesman. Maybe I'm just jealous 'cause we're roughly the
> age, but you look half as old I do. The hard living's caught up
with me, I
> guess.
> Right now I'm reading Dutch Uncle--the fourteenth HHC book I've
read so
> far--and loving it.
> Thanks, Charles
> Jeff

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