Felix In Hollywood

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

At The End Of Her Film Career One Thing Is Certain...



Kay Francis, 1946

...It was her eyebrows that did her in.

9 comments:

Meredith L. Grau said...

Hahaha. For shame!

kabuki zero said...

what is she using for foundation. kabuki will guess house paint

normadesmond said...

but i'm adoring that ring & bracelet!

Margaret said...

It looks as if Kay sees Carole Lombard looming behind the photographer.

Margaret said...

From Kay's diary:

March 8. Kay appears in "Let Us Be Gay" at the Sombero Playhouse in Phoenix, Arizona.
March 27. Kay appears in "Let Us Be Gay" at the Penthouse Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida

Apparently, she did not take her own advice.

Muscato said...

Good lord - I'm a KayManiac, and I've never seen this one. Photos of her after 1945 are vanishingly rare.

Her time at Monogram looks to have really taken a toll.

On the other hand - the emeralds (and the pearls) were real. She may have been something of a toper (which does catch up on one), but she had great taste. In everything except men and screenplays.

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

My heart really goes out to Kaye. Unseated from her thrown by Bette Davis and Warners, she went from being a top star to an asterisk. And then there was her wreally weird thing with wr's. She was talented, and she was well liked in Hollywood - not like that cunt Kristen Stewart

Margaret said...

Go console Robert P.

panavia999 said...

That special look that the divine Kay "Fwancis" had, eyebrows and all, worked best in black and white. She should have done something different for a color photo.
She was always top notch in her films, even of the films were not topnotch and very unique.
A real professional and very unique.