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The Style Essentials - Kay Francis Battles in Bias Cut in 1932's TROUBLE IN PARADISE

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

Last Saturday was the second in my STYLE OF SIN series at the American Cinematheque, and it was focused on the Queen of Pre-Code herself - Kay Francis. I spoke all about the Production Code, Kay's life and career, and then the backstories of our double feature Girls About Town (1931) and Jewel read more

You're Invited! Presenting THE STYLE OF SIN: KAY FRANCIS at Egyptian Theatre 7/20

GlamAmor Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

This Saturday is the next event in my 6-part Pre-Code speaker/screening series  at the American Cinematheque! THE STYLE OF SIN: KAY FRANCIS PRE-CODE FILM WITH KIMBERLY TRUHLER Egyptian Theatre Hollywood, CA Talk starts at 1:00 pm  followed by screenings of Girls About Town (193 read more

On DVD: Kay Francis in Comet Over Broadway (1938)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 11, 2018

No actress gave the classic melodramatic weeper more depth than Kay Francis. In a genre crafted to manipulate emotions, she threw herself into the drama with such abandon that you can’t help forgiving her for working your tear ducts so relentlessly. Now on DVD from Warner Archive, Comet Over B read more

Warner Archive: Deanna Durbin and Kay Francis in It's a Date (1940)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 4, 2016

As a Kay Francis and Deanna Durbin completist, I was delighted to see the pair starring in the recent Warner Archive release of It's a Date (1940), which is making its DVD debut. The first of four films Durbin would make with director William Seiter at Universal Studios, it's a breezy, charming litt read more

Warner Archive: The Lighter Side of Kay Francis in The Feminine Touch (1941)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 11, 2015

After all melodrama I sniffled through in the pair of Francis flicks I reviewed earlier in the week, I needed something lighter, and I got it with The Feminine Touch. Francis takes a supporting role in this comedy about jealousy in romantic relationships now available on DVD from Warner Archive. Do read more

Warner Archive: Kay Francis in I Found Stella Parish (1935) and Confession (1937)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Sep 9, 2015

Image There is no movie genre that makes me ugly cry more profusely than the maternal sacrifice melodrama. Perhaps Barbara Stanwyck has played the most famous of these mothers in Stella Dallas (1937), where she stood in the rain, an outcast, looking through the window at her daughter's wedding, e read more

Screenshot of the Week: Kay Francis

Classic Movies Posted by KC on May 16, 2015

Kay Francis hits her target in British Agent (1934). read more

Screenshot of the Week: Kay Francis

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 11, 2015

Picture perfect Kay Francis in The House on 56th Street (1933) read more

Kay Francis, Happy Birthday! 1930s Super-Star! Born January 13th

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jan 13, 2015

The exceptional Kay Francis was born on Friday the 13th, 1905 and died in August of 1968. She is most likely, the largest of Hollywood’s Golden era forgotten stars, although, this statement has been made repeatedly, it is true none the less. She made more than seventy movies in just seventeen years read more

Kay Francis, Happy Birthday! 1930s Super-Star! Born January 13th

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jan 13, 2015

The exceptional Kay Francis was born on Friday the 13th, 1905 and died in August of 1968. She is most likely, the largest of Hollywood’s Golden era forgotten stars, although, this statement has been made repeatedly, it is true none the less. She made more than seventy movies in just seventeen years read more

Kay Francis, Happy Birthday! 1930s Super-Star! Born January 13th

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Jan 13, 2015

The exceptional Kay Francis was born on Friday the 13th, 1905 and died in August of 1968. She is most likely, the largest of Hollywood’s Golden era forgotten stars, although, this statement has been made repeatedly, it is true none the less. She made more than seventy movies in just seventeen years read more

Hey Stella Dallas Kay Francis Barbara Stanwyck Angela Bassett

Pop Culture ImagineMDD Posted by ImagineMDD on Jul 15, 2014

Hey Stella! Barbara StanwyckPublicity Still for Stella Dallas "Offhand how many girls or women whose names are Stella can you name? Not very many we think. However we may be wrong and perhaps you can rattle off the names of 10. So if you name happens to be Stella you don't have to go any furthe read more

Pawsome Pet Pictures: Kay Francis.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Mar 27, 2013

Personal Quote:  "A dog has kindliness in his heart and dignity in his demeanor. The finest qualities anyone can have". read more

2012 tcm SUTS Blogathon Day 21: Kay Francis

ScribeHard on Film Posted by ScribeHard on Aug 21, 2012

Today’s Summer Under the Stars spotlight is a quintessential Pre-Code dame – Kay Francis. Like style?  Then you’ll love what Kimberly from GlamAmor has to offer, as she looks at  Francis’ trendsetting 1930s style. And the blogathon welcomes Danny Reid from Can’t Stop read more

Day 21: Kay Francis

Sittin' on a Backyard Fence Posted by Jill Blake on Aug 21, 2012

Today’s Summer Under the Stars spotlight is on one of Pre-code film’s quintessential dames– Kay Francis. If you’re not familiar with her work, I urge you to tune into TCM today (or set your DVR). I promise you’ll love her. Here’s a tip: Jewel Robbery (airing at 8: read more

The Dark Ladies of Warner Brothers: Ann Dvorak and Kay Francis

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jan 28, 2012

I've sung their praises before, but Ann Dvorak and Kay Francis are two of my favorite actresses. Ann Dvorak Besides being beautiful brunettes, both ladies had a lot in common. Kay Francis Both Ann and Kay: a Spent the best part of their careers under contract at Warner Brothers (a read more

Kay Francis: Where Have You Been All Of My Life?

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Nov 29, 2011

Until recently, I never had any real interest in Kay Francis. I was aware of her, had seen her in a few films, but never was impressed enough to pursue her. Well, all I can say about me is - what a dope!Now, I am all over this woman. An authentic "dark beauty," Kay Francis is a totally unique person read more
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