“How am I to know?”

“How am I to know?” is a song that was featured in the 1951 MGM film “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman,” directed by Albert Lewin. Pandora Reynolds (Ava Gardner) sings this song in the bar scene at the beginning of the movie. She sits at the piano and wistfully sings about love, introspectively asking herself questions about what it means. Her character is that of a disappointed womin; unfulfilled, longing yet hesitant, eager yet cautious. It’s a beautiful song, with lyrics by Dorothy Parker and music by Jack King. It was first featured in the 1929 film “Dynamite” directed by Cecil B. DeMille. I was thrilled to get to learn it, sing it, and now perform it here. I am accompanied at the piano by Mr. DB and received wardrobe assistance from Martaine. Enjoy!!