So, I just listened to an audio version of A Streetcar Named Desire the other evening. It had been a while since I had seen the movie version or read the play. It takes place in the very neighborhood I live in, except 63 years ago, in 1947. Now, I’m a little obsessed with New Orleans in that time period, and lucky for me, the 1947 film New Orleans is being screened at the Inn on Bourbon this evening in conjunction with Satchmo Fest.
The film is a musical featuring (in supporting roles) Billie Holiday as a singing maid and Louis Armstrong as a bandleader who become romantically involved. The stars of the film are Arturo de Cordova and Dorothy Patrick, and was directed by Arthur Lubin.