Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career

Kay Francis A Passionate Life and Career Kay Francis came of age in the Roaring Twenties and relished the era s hedonistic pursuits Her career as an actress was launched at the same time and before her death in she had appeared on man

  • Title: Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career
  • Author: Lynn Kear
  • ISBN: 9780786423668
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kay Francis came of age in the Roaring Twenties and relished the era s hedonistic pursuits Her career as an actress was launched at the same time, and before her death in 1968, she had appeared on many theater stages, in than 60 films, on radio, in USO tours, as a model, and on television The tall, stylish actress had a husky voice and dark beauty that was strikingKay Francis came of age in the Roaring Twenties and relished the era s hedonistic pursuits Her career as an actress was launched at the same time, and before her death in 1968, she had appeared on many theater stages, in than 60 films, on radio, in USO tours, as a model, and on television The tall, stylish actress had a husky voice and dark beauty that was striking on film Despite her financial success, relaxed morals, and life as a socialite, the millionaire actress shunned luxuries such as limousines and sprawling estates popular among Hollywood elite The actress, who insisted she wanted to be forgotten, left behind scrapbooks, boxes of memorabilia and detailed diaries These rich resources help provide an exhaustive look at the life of one of Hollywood s most intriguing early stars Francis biography is the heart of this book, beginning with her family background and her upbringing by a vaudevillian actress mother The story of her extensive career and never ending romantic pursuits is peppered with comments from the media and her own diaries, and supplemented with ample photographs A chronology gives dates of theater openings, film releases, marriages, television and radio appearances, births and deaths A filmography includes complete cast and credit lists.

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    About “Lynn Kear

    • Lynn Kear

      Lynn Kear grew up in Illinois and has lived in Atlanta for than three decades Her published works include biographies on Hollywood actresses Kay Francis, Agnes Moorehead, Evelyn Brent, Laurette Taylor, as well as books on reincarnation HEARTED BITCH, a crime fiction novel, was a runner up in the Lesbian Mystery Thriller category in the 2013 Rainbow Awards Its sequel, KILLING ROSA, was a runner up in the 2014 Rainbow Awards.Kear has also won several screenwriting awards Most recently, her TV pilot adaptation of BLACK HEARTED BITCH won a staged reading in September 2015 at the Hoover Leppen Theatre in Chicago.Her newest work is a teleplay adaptation of Anthony Trollope s novel, ORLEY FARM It was written to honor Trollope s bicentennial year.

    511 thoughts on “Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career

    • Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career does a good summary of Kay's life, especially her sex life. The book seldom conveys what Francis thought. But then, Kay always said she couldn't wait to be forgotten. I wrote an extensive essay about Kay Francis and her fall from fame at my blog and used this book as a reference. I've since discovered there's a revised version of an earlier book, Kay Francis: I Can't Wait to Be Forgotten, that's much longer that came out in 2013. You might want to start [...]


    • It's amazing how candid Ms Francis was in her journal entries, and yet somehow managed to have a scandal-free career. How many times I have seen her on the silver screen and never once imagined the type of life she actually lived. Much of the information is gathered from Ms Francis' own diaries. It was a little lack luster in that the authors didn't seem to get into her head, they were more like reporters presenting a timeline of her comings and goings and never really fleshing her out.Whether o [...]


    • Excellent BiographyThe first time I heard of and had ever seen a Kay Frances movie was about twenty years ago when TCM started showing her films. I quickly became a fan. I am glad to read about her life and to find out more about the elegant Miss Frances. She definitely led a colorful adventurous life. She did so many things and had numerous affairs. Unfortunately, also numerous abortions. Probably, the only birth controls available were the diaphragm or the rhythm method. But I assume alcohol m [...]


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