The Complete Kay Francis Career Record

All Film, Stage, Radio and Television Appearances


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About the Book

This book is the definitive guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, the authors provide a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information (including biographies), opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews. In addition, information is provided on her stage, radio, and television appearances, and a section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia, including such items as cigarette cards, sheet music and soundtracks. Also covered is the stage and vaudeville career of Kay Francis’ mother, Katherine Clinton. A brief biography of Kay Francis is provided, along with an insightful foreword by film scholar James Robert Parish. Truly a treasure trove for Kay Francis fans and anyone interested in classic filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s, the book includes more than 130 illustrations, many of them rare.

About the Author(s)

Lynn Kear is an award-winning biographer, playwright, and novelist. She lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Author John Rossman lives in New York.

Bibliographic Details

Lynn Kear and John Rossman

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 295
Bibliographic Info: 133 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018 [2008]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7529-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0287-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Foreword by James Robert Parish      1
Preface      3
Biography      5
The Films of Kay Francis      17
Appendix A: Stage Appearances      205
Appendix B: Major Radio Appearances      222
Appendix C: Television Appearances      226
Appendix D: Selected Memorabilia      228
Appendix E: Residences      233
Appendix F : Katherine Clinton’s Stage Appearances      234
Appendix G: The Players      237
Notes      263
Bibliography      265
Index      273

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Thoroughly researched…hard to put down…a tremendous amount of research between the covers”—The Illustrated Press
  • “An exhaustive, very well-researched look”—