Friday, September 19, 2014

September 20, 2014

September 20, 2014:

Some big news: I finally got a page together for Portraits of Kay Francis. These photos are just publicity photos of Kay made throughout her career. I'm currently working on another photo page for candid photos of Kay, while also adjusting the galleries on the film pages to make the pictures a little more organized like they are on the new page I created tonight.

I added several movie advertisements to the following film pages (and also adjusted the photo galleries to the best of my ability):



Man Wanted (1932)
One Way Passage (1932)
British Agent (1934)
Stolen Holiday (1937)
Another Dawn (1937)
When the Daltons Rhode (1940)
Allotment Wives (1945)
Wife Wanted (1946)


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014:

Added three photos:

One to The Goose and the Gander.
Two for I Found Stella Parish.

Updated the TCM schedule for Kay Francis (includes October and November showings).

Added an entry on the Books page for a paragraph regarding Kay's work with Busby Berkeley from "Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley" by Jeffery Spivak.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

September 14, 2014

September 14, 2014

I added a book entry for Irene Mason's "Kay Francis: Everything You Need to Know." Please see the Books page for more info.

Today it's all about Kay's work at Paramount! Added a total of 8 photos to the following pages:

One to Dangerous Curves
One to Illusion
One to Let's Go Native
Two to Virtuous Sin
One to Scandal Sheet
One to Vice Squad
One to False Madonna

I believe I have a DVD copy of The Virtuous Sin but I don't think I have ever seen it. I have to poke around in the 'vault' to see for sure. If I do I should review it since it seems to be one of Kay's more known Paramount movies. There are always posters and photos from the film lingering around. I try to steer away from using watermarked photos (I have many lovely pictures saved to my computer with them) but I don't know how to remove them exactly.

I have to contact my friend Lisa. She's good with Photoshop.

I missed the TCM airing for For the Defense on Friday, but I hope some of you were able to see it!

Good-day,

Michael

Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014:

More big news!

First, I ordered a copy of the new Kay Francis book by Irene Mason, so I'll check it out and have information for you up about it within the next couple of weeks or so.

Second, updated the TV schedule of Kay Francis movies on TCM for September and they are broadcasting (among other films of her's) For the Defense (1930). This is incredible. This is a good courtroom drama with Kay and William Powell that was her first real sympathetic role (a departure from her usual vamps at the time). The film was done in Kay's pre-Warner Brothers days when she was under contract to Paramount. So it's unusual because Universal seldom allows Paramount movies to be shown. SO GET YOUR DVRS READY!

Third, I added an entire page for MAGAZINES with Kay on the cover! I have other ideas for this site, but as I'm finishing up my senior year in college I have only so much time to do things. It's a decent start. I'm 24 and have been saving clippings/covers/ads with Kay on them since I was about 18. I'm starting to get them all up there. But at least you can view Kay as the cover girl she was meant to be.

Fourth I added NINE photos to the film pages.

Two for Living on Velvet (1935)
One for Stranded (1935)
One for Stolen Holiday (1937)
One to First Lady (1937)
One for Women Are Like That (1938)
Two for My Bill (1938)
One for Secrets of an Actress (1938)

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.

Best,

Michael

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!

Michael

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!

Michael

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).

Enjoy!
Michael

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.

Enjoy,
Michael

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!

Michael

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.

Michael

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.

Michael

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.

Michael