This book is the definitive guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, the authors provide a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information (including biographies), opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews. In addition, information is provided on her stage, radio, and television appearances, and a section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia, including such items as cigarette cards, sheet music and soundtracks. Also covered is the stage and vaudeville career of Kay Francis’ mother, Katherine Clinton. A brief biography of Kay Francis is provided, along with an insightful foreword by film scholar James Robert Parish. Truly a treasure trove for Kay Francis fans and anyone interested in classic filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s, the book includes more than 130 illustrations, many of them rare.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
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About the Author
Lynn Kear is an award-winning biographer, playwright, and novelist. She lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Author John Rossman lives in New York.
Table of ContentsTable of Contents
Foreword by James Robert Parish 1
The Films of Kay Francis 17
Appendix A: Stage Appearances 205
Appendix B: Major Radio Appearances 222
Appendix C: Television Appearances 226
Appendix D: Selected Memorabilia 228
Appendix E: Residences 233
Appendix F : Katherine Clinton’s Stage Appearances 234
Appendix G: The Players 237