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Arthur Hardy

Arthur Hardy is a nationally recognized authority on Mardi Gras and has appeared on the Today Show six times. His annual Mardi Gras Guide magazine has sold more than three million copies. Arthur Hardy Publishing has produced more than two dozen books dealing with regional subjects such as the New Orleans Saints, lost neighborhood movie theaters, prep football, the Fair Grounds Race Track, and histories of Carnival organizations such as Rex, Endymion, Hermes, d’Etat, Iris, and Bacchus. The company also published the works of New Orleans writers Angus Lind, Ronnie Virgets, Ron Brocato, Wayne Mack, Henri Schindler, Bob Roesler, and Bob Carr.