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Wendy Smith on Franchot Tone

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on May 8, 2015

Wendy Smith, the author of Real Life Drama: The Group Theatre and America, 1931-1940, writes that director Harold Clurman first saw Franchot in the 1928 production of "The International". Smith writes, "Tall, handsome, always well dressed, this affluent young Cornell graduate seemed out of place i read more

Franchot Tone's grandson on Franchot Tone

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on May 5, 2015

In a 2007 interview with Matt Kettmann of Santa Barbara Independent, Franchot Tone's grandson, a musician and producer also named Franchot, said a few words about people recognizing his namesake. Here's the link: http://www.independent.com/news/2007/jul/05/culver-city-dub-collective/ read more

Franchot, 1953

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on May 3, 2015

Franchot Tone in the play, "Oh, Men, Oh Women" in December 1953. Photo Source: Life Archives, Hosted by Google Photographer: Ralph Morse read more

Elia Kazan on Franchot Tone

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on May 1, 2015

In his autobiography, Elia Kazan says much about Franchot Tone in his chapter on the Group Theater. Because there are a lot of great quotations, there will be more Kazan posts in the future. In the midst of Franchot's decision to leave the Group Theater for Hollywood, Elia Kazan captured in a lette read more

Bette Davis on Franchot Tone

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on Apr 28, 2015

"When I was filming Dangerous in 1935, I had a crush on my costar, Franchot Tone. Everything about him reflected his elegance, from his name to his manners. He had a great deal going for him, including Miss Joan Crawford. He was madly in love with her. They met each day for lunch. After lunch, he wo read more

Clifford Odets on Franchot Tone

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on Apr 25, 2015

"We suffered that season very seriously from the loss of our leading man. This was a great blow. Toward the end of the summer, Franchot Tone, after being quite erratic in his relationship to the company—he was a spoiled boy in many ways—decided to leave the Group, and everyone was sick. read more

Burgess Meredith on Franchot Tone

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on Apr 23, 2015

"I don't know how good Franchot's influence was on me or mine on him. Aside from The Man on the Eiffel Tower, a movie we made together in Paris, most of our coventures were in pursuit of pleasure. We shared many a bottle and many a girl, both in New York and Hollywood, in our bachelor days. There we read more
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