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If you knew anything about commercial art you’d know that. Every blessed one of those pictures was worked up from a photograph. Expertly? Of course. They’ve got the top artists on it. But that’s how it’s done. And now I’ll tell you the why of all that. It’s because from the top to the bottom of the whole world of advertising, news, and business, there isn’t a solitary soul who knows where the Girl came from, where she lives, what she does, who she is, even what her name is. You heard me. What’s more, not a single solitary soul ever sees her—except one poor damned photographer, who’s making more money off her than he ever hoped to in his life and who’s scared and miserable as hell every minute of the day.
Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories Introduction by Neil Gaiman edited by Jonathan Strahan and Charles N. Brown Night Shade Books San Francisco Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories © 2010 by the estate of Fritz Leiber This edition of Fritz Leiber: Selected Stories © 2010 by Night Shade Books Introduction © 2010 by Neil Gaiman Jacket art and design by Claudia Noble Author photo courtesy of the Locus magazine archive Interior layout and design by Ross E. Lockhart All rights reserved “Smoke Ghost,” first published in Unknown Worlds, October 1941.
She was funny about money. I’ll tell you about that. But first picture me in 1947. I had a fourth-floor studio in that rathole the Hauser Building, catty-corner from Ardleigh Park. I’d been working at the Marsh-Mason studios until I’d got my bellyful of it and decided to start in for myself. The Hauser Building was crummy—I’ll never forget how the stairs creaked—but it was cheap and there was a skylight. Business was lousy. I kept making the rounds of all the advertisers and agencies, and some of them didn’t object to me too much personally, but my stuff never clicked.