In a mood of serendipity, we honor of Dana Andrews January 1st birthday and the completion in late December 1941 of Vera Caspary’s novel of crime and romance – Laura. Dana Andrews was born Carver Dana Andrews in Mississippi. He headed west to try to make his mark as a singer in popular and operatic music. In Laura he portrayed detective Mark McPherson, who was in love in Laura Hunt. This version is from the Screen Guild Theater from 1945. I’ll also look at the life and times of author Vera Caspary.
Music under is Chet Baker performing the Laura theme.