Any other day, attorney Audra Schaeffer might have been flattered by the friendly overtures of Robert Garfield – a real-life movie star. But on the flight from Indianapolis to Hollywood, Audra can think of little else than finding her missing sister. When Audra arrives in the city of glitz, glamour, and stars – and learns her rising-starlet sister has been murdered – all thoughts of romance fly away. Determined to solve the mystery and find justice for her sister, Audra takes a job with the second Hollywood Victory Caravan. Together with the handsome Robert and other stars, she crisscrosses the southern United States by rail in a campaign to sell war bonds. When other mysterious events unfold, Audra realizes that if she doesn’t get her emotions back on track where Robert Garfield is concerned, she could be flirting with real danger!
While reading the book, I had certain images in my head of what I thought the characters looked like. And since I love classic movies, and this book revolves around 1940s Hollywood, it was pretty easy to picture movie star types. :) So here's what I came up with.
Audra Shaeffer: Jean Arthur
Robert Garfield: Dennis Morgan
But with Jean Arthur as Audra, her personality might be a little too overwhelming for Dennis Morgan. So I'll give you an alternative to choose, if you'd like. :)
Alternative Robert Garfield: Gregory Peck Gregory Peck is still mild-mannered, but his stronger personality might balance out with Jean Arthur's a little better. And you know I cannot type a word about Gregory Peck without including this incredibly gorgeous picture of him. Prepare to swoon.
Rosemary Shaeffer- Gloria De Haven
Rosemary reminded me of Gloria De Haven. This is likely mostly because of her part in the movie "Summer Stock."
Lana Garfield- Jean Hagen
When I was reading about Lana, I automatically started to picture her as a cunning, almost cruel version of Jean Hagen's Lina Lamont in "Singin' in the Rain." So insert the blonde hair above into the below picture for Lana Garfield. :)