Thursday, April 5, 2018

Portrait of Kay Francis

A stunning portrait photo of Kay Francis by Kenneth Alexander, published in Stars of the Photoplay (Photoplay Magazine, Chicago, 1930).  Her brief bio recounts a leap from a convent school, to stock, to Broadway, and then to Hollywood, and that she is 5'5" and 112 pounds. Interestingly, she was actually 5'9", one of the tallest leading ladies of the day.

Born in 1905 in Oklahoma Territory, she's 25 years old in this photo.  She had made five movies the year before, and nine in 1930.  We've discussed her appearances here in Women in the Wind (1939), and The Cocoanuts (1929), and For the Defense (1930).


Caftan Woman said...

Wow. What I wouldn't give to face the camera with such confidence.

Jacqueline T. Lynch said...

And yet, supposedly in her diary she wrote of her desire to be forgotten after her death - hard to believe who looks as if she is fiercely taking on life.

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