Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014:

Let us remember that Kay Francis passed away on August 26, 1968.

It's been months since the last site update, two of Kay's movies have been released on the Warner Bros. Archive DVD series, Raffles and Another Dawn.

I have added four new photos to this website:

One for Give Me Your Heart (1936)
Two for In Name Only (1939)
One for Play Girl (1941)

I was browsing Google Books recently and discovered a newly released Kay Francis 183 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Kay Francis. Here is the link to the Google Books page for it. I still have to look into it more and learn more about it. It seems to have been released in July 2014 by an author named Irene Mason. I'll try to contact her regarding more information since I couldn't find much out there. Here is the cover for the book:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014

May 13, 2014;

Added a magazine layout to Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Added a magazine ad and a picture to I Found Stella Parish (1935)

Updated the Television page with the newest showings of Kay on TCM, and added a clipping that has a bio of her that I believe came from their Now Playing Guide some years back.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013:

Added photos to:

Ladies' Man (1931)
24 Hours (1931)
The House on 56th Street (1933)
Give Me Your Heart (1936)
First Lady (1937)

Also added a program to Kay's stage credits for Windy Hill at the Shubert Theater.

Good day!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014:

I hope you all had a good St. Patty's Day if you celebrate. Mine was dull. Spent at work.

Added a picture to The Keyhole (1933)
One for Dr. Monica (1934)
One for Another Dawn (1937)
One magazine ad for First Lady (1937)

The Dr. Monica photo is on the left, here. Isn't it flawless? Isn't Kay Francis flawless?

Dear, God, the DVD copies of "Smilin' Through" and "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" were incredible! "Smilin'" especially. My personal copies had such a grey screen, I could hardly see a thing. These new DVD releases were astonishing. It was as if I had never seen the films before..

It's ironic because I can watch horrible qualities of old movies and it doesn't deter me too much from the actual plot or story line. But with the clear picture I saw so many actions that are taken for granted when watching anything else. Even the tiniest things like Fredric March putting out his cigarette to run over to Norma Shearer.. It was incredible. Made me fall in love with those movies not only again, but almost for the first time..

I almost feel as if I had never really seen them before. Now let's move on to Kay and get some of her Paramount titles out there!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

March 9, 2014

March 9, 2014

Hello, all!

Added two photos:

One of Kay with William Powell to Ladies' Man (1931)
One of Kay with Boggie on the set of King of the Underworld (1939)

Busy, busy couple of months. I have been terrible at hosting this site. I do apologize for that but I am finishing up my last year in college and between that and work I have had little spare time to take on other tasks.

Kay Francis' birthday came and went so a much delayed birthday acknowledgement is in order. Her birthday was January 13!

No new releases of her movies from the Warner Brothers Archive as of yet. However, they did recently release two of my favorite Norma Shearer movies to DVD: Smilin' Through (1932) and The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934).


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 02, 2013

October 02, 2013

Hello, all!

Florida was wonderful. A nice break, since I am getting a ton of work in this final year of college.

At least it's almost over.

Added photos to the following pages:

One for Passion Flower.
Two for Raffles.
One for I Found Stella Parish.
One for The White Angel.
One for Another Dawn.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 19, 2013

September 19, 2013

Just wanted to let you all know I will be going out of state for a few days so there won't be any updates until next week.

Take care!


Monday, September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013

September 16, 2013

Added a photo to Girls About Town.
One for Trouble in Paradise.
One for Stolen Holiday (at left).

Also added two tobacco cards.

I watched Another Dawn the other night. I love that movie. To me that is the ideal Kay Francis film. Her and Errol Flynn made a beautiful couple, despite her being four years older than him.

The sets were beautiful, the costumes were beautiful (except for the one hat worn by Frieda Inescort). The story was nothing original, but, still, I liked it a lot.


Friday, September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

Since Kay Francis' favorite number was 13 (she was born on Friday, January 13, 1905), I had to do an update.

Added four tobacco cards to that page.

I'm working on a page for Magazine covers, which will be more organized than the one for the cards.

Monday, September 9, 2013

September 09, 2013

September 09, 2013

Added two photos to Stolen Holiday.
One for First Lady, plus a lobby card.
Two for Women Are Like That.
Two for The Man Who Lost Himself.

I did most of the writing for this site some years ago. Mostly 2008/2009. I was only 18/19 years old... Now I'm 23, about to finish college at a state University.

Funny, I have no career plans that have anything to do with the entertainment industry. As a matter of fact, I am an Earth Science major with a minor in Biology.

When I am finished with school, I want to turn this into an actual site. Get it off of Blogger and make it something really special. Right now, it serves its purpose.


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Just wanted to share this with you all...

I am currently working on a page for Kay's magazine covers. I already have a good number of images saved. I just have to put the page together.

Shouldn't take long.

I wanted to share this beautiful image of Kay from a 1937 fan magazine.

Every time I see a new photo of Kay, it becomes my favorite photo and I do not know why.


Friday, September 6, 2013

September 6, 2013

September 6, 2013

I cycled back to the 1930-1932 years since I found a few photos from those years.

Added one photo to Street of Chance (1930)
Two for Ladies' Man
One for Guilty Hands
One for Man Wanted
One for One Way Passage.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September 3, 2013

September 3, 2013

Wow, how this year has flown by.

Added one photo to Living on Velvet.
Two for I Found Stella Parish.
One for The White Angel.
Three for Give Me Your Heart.
One for Confession.

I also added a large lobby card for Girls About Town.

Also added eleven screen shots to For the Defense. Finally. My DVD copy of the film has great quality. Photos and ads for this film are most rare. So it means a lot to substitute the lack of images with shots from the actual film.


Friday, August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013, Stolen Holiday

August 30, 2013:

It's all about Stolen Holiday (1937) today since I love this Kay Francis movie, and consider it to be one of her very best with Warner Bros.

1937 was Kay's greatest Hollywood year in terms of popularity and star power. Her films from that year represent it.

I added over 10 screen shots to the page from my DVD quality which is NOT from the Warner Archive. I had recorded it from Turner Classic Movies some years back.

Stolen Holiday is available from the Archive Collection, and I need to get my own copy from them.

Did anyone else see I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang last night? I did, and I forgot how much of a moving movie it really is. Paul Muni at his best. There were plans on a few attempts from Warner Bros. to pair Paul Muni and Kay, but it wasn't meant to be.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013:

I added screen shots to:

Comet Over Broadway (1938)
Women in the Wind (1939)

I'm going to start taking some screen shots from the movies I do not have a lot of pictures of to give a better idea of what the film is more about.

Unfortunately, my DVD qualities of these movies aren't the best, but, still, it's better than nothing.

Women in the Wind is a really fun movie. Comet Over Broadway is just a disaster. It's a sad movie, considering a year earlier Kay was in top-ranking films like Stolen Holiday and Another Dawn.