Category Archives: Photographic Images

Photos of Kay Francis

Candid Photos

Hollywood Costume Parties | On the Town | Premieres

Studio Shots & Publicity | Traveling | Yosemite

Other Candid Photographs


Hollywood Costume Parties

On the Town

Premieres

Studio Shots & Publicity

Traveling

Yosemite National Park 
(May 1932)


 

Other Candid Photographs

Theater Marquees

Below are historic images of theaters across the country which were taken when Kay Francis’ name headed the marquee. Info regarding the date, location, and anything else have been added when known. The images are arranged in chronological order. [Legal notice: These, and all, images on this website appear for free, non-profit purposes for research/educational purposes only.]

For questions/inquires please email me.

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Loew’s Pitkin Theater
Brooklyn, New York

November, 1930, Walter Huston & Kay Francis in
The Virtuous Sin.


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Stanley Theatre
237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

February/March 1932, Fredric March & Kay Francis in
Strangers in Love.

Additional information.


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Rivoli Theater
New York City

Fall 1932, advertising Trouble in Paradise.


 

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Chicago Theater
175 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

December, 1933, the marquee advertises Kay’s newest picture,
The House on 56th Street.

Official website.


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Warner Theater
Memphis, TN

Spring 1934, advertising Wonder Bar.

The theater is no longer standing.

More info.


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North Park Theater
2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104

Fall 1935, The marquee advertises Kay Francis in
I Found Stella Parish.

Theater’s website.


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Strand Theater.
New York, New York.

June, 1935 advertising Stranded.


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Strand Theater.

Taken in the fall of 1935, while no marquee is present in the image, I would imagine that the theater be nearby. I am also not sure which Strand Theater this was advertised for, as there were two distinct ones in Brooklyn, NY and Lakewood, NJ.

Personally, I would imagine this photo was taken in Brooklyn. If you have any information regarding this photograph (or any), please email me.


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Rio Theater
Helena, MT

September 1936, advertising Give Me Your Heart.

Kay Francis Art

  Artworks of Kay Francis

Artists and dates have been credited when known. If you have any other pieces of art of Kay Francis that you completed or you know someone who did, email me if you would like them published and credited on this site. If you have further inquiries about the art on this page, please email me as well.

The artist’s name, title & date (if known) are in bold red text.

Sir Gerald Kelly, 1925. This is the one on exhibit at The Seeing Eye, Inc. in Morristown, NJ,
(Courtesy of Scott O’Brien)

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Charles Baskerville, 1925. Kay-biographer Scott O’Brien took a photo of this painting while visiting Kay’s friends Jetti and Lou Ames. Kay had willed it to them.

KF Charles Baskerville c 1925


By Thos Bodley, circa 1931.

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Hollywood’s Malibu Beach, Miguel Covarrubias, 1933. Originally published in Vanity Fair.

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Below: A close-up of where Kay is, beside her
then-boyfriend Maurice Chevalier, Joan Crawford
Leslie Howard, Adolphe Menjou, and Dolores Del Rio.

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George K. Holt (1934). Found this in the Motion Picture Herald. The caption provides further information. 

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Jesus Rodriguez Valero (c. 1935).
(Courtesy of Scott O’Brien)

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Sotero Cosme. (c. 1936)
Katharine Hepburn, Kay & Marlene Dietrich.
More info on Sotero: click here & for bio info click here.

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J. Forrest Qualis (1936).
Appeared in the February 1, 1936 issue of the Motion Picture Herald

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Henry Major (c. 1938)
(Courtesy of Scott O’Brien)

Kay Francis by Henry Major


 

Completed by artist James Montgomery Flagg, 1951 for Vanity Fair.

Clockwise from top-right: Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Kay Francis, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Constance Bennett (Mae West, center).

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Portraits of Kay Francis

This pages exists solely to make it easier for fans to view images of Kay Francis that either did not have a purpose for a specific film she was working on, or because the photo was used to promote a film of her’s. I’m always seeing the gorgeous photographs of her which were not done for a particular film, but just done for general publicity, so I’m throwing all of the photos which strictly have Kay and only Kay here. I’m trying to keep them in chronological order to make it easier for viewers (and, more importantly, ME!).

Remember to click the image for a larger view!

1928:

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I believe these are from the June 1930
issue of Screenland. Kay was asked to
pose as a historical figure.
She chose Cleopatra.
Photos by Otto Dyar.


 

1931:

The following were done by Otto Dyar.

Fashion Images:

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1932:

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1946:

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Kay Francis Magazine Covers

Lady of the Press

Kay Francis appeared on many magazine covers during her Hollywood career. It has taken me some time but I have finally started a gallery to showcase all of the covers I have saved from the internet over the past few years or so.

Click here for a page that has ads, articles, and various clippings from inside various magazines.

 

Click the thumbnail for a larger view!

 cenaapril1938  cineapril1941  cineartejuly30
A Cena Muda
April 1938
A Cena Muda
April 1941
Cine Arte
July 1930
cinejune1933
cinemundialjan1936
cinesept1931
Cine Mundial
June 1933
Cine Mundial
January 1936
Cinelandia
September 1931
 defilmnovember21935
De Film
November 2, 1935
 filmpictorial1933
 filmpictorialjune1935
Film Pictorial
1933
Film Pictorial
June 1, 1935
 filmpictorialaugust1936
 filmpictorialjune111938  filmpicjan71939
Film Pictorial
August 1935
Film Pictorial
June 1938
Film Pictorial
January 1939
(Read the headlining title,
this was right after KF
left WB on terrible terms.
Very telling title.)
 filmweeklyfeb61932  kaymagazinekover
Film Weekly
February 1932
Film Weekly
September 1932
 filmweeklymarch1938
Film Weekly
March 1938
 illibrofavoritounknown  1939spanishmagazine
Il Mio Libro Favorito
1935
Il Mio Libro Favorito
March 26, 1939
 1935lefilmmag
Le Film
1935
 modernscreennovember1930  modernscreendecember1933  modernscreenaugust1934
Modern Screen
November 1930
Modern Screen
December 1933
Modern Screen
August 1934
 modernscreencover35
Modern Screen
May 1935
 motionpicturejuly19301
Motion Picture
July 1930
 movieclassicjanuary1933  movieclassicmay1934
Movie Classic
January 1933
Movie Classic
May 1934
 movieclassicmay1935
Movie Classic
May 1935
 moviemirroraugust1932  moviemirror1933
Movie Mirror
August 1932
Movie Mirror
1933
 newmovieoctober1932  newmovieapril1931
The New Movie
April 19, 1931
The New Movie
October 1932
 nowplayingseptember2008
Now Playing
September 2008
 philladelphiainquiererjanuary1938
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 3, 1938
 photoplay1930  photoplay1932  photoplay1934
Photoplay
1930
Photoplay
1932
Photoplay
1934
 kayfashionmag
Photoplay Fashions
Year Unknown
 piccolojuly1934  piccollonovember181937
Piccolo
July 1934
Piccolo
May 23, 1937
 picturegoerdeceber1933  picturegoerjuly241937  picturegoeroctober1937
Picturegoer
December 1933
Picturegoer
July 24, 1937
Picturegoer
October 1937
 picturegoer1941
Picturegoer
1941
 pictureplaymay1931  pictureplay1934  pictureplay
Picture Play
May 1, 1931
Picture Play
1934
Picture Play
January 1936
 pictureplayfeb1937  pictureplaynovember1937
Picture Play
February 19, 1937
Picture Play
November 1937
 pictureshowoctober51932  pictureshow  pictureshow1936
Picture Show
1932
Picture Show
1935
Picture Show
Fall 1936
 pourfeb1935
Pour Vous
February 1935
 romanticmoviedecember1935
Romantic Movie
December 1935
 screenbookmay1931
Screen Book
May 1, 1931
 screenlanddecember1930  screenlandapril1933  screenlandmarch1934  screenlandjune1936
Screenland
December 1930
Screenland
April 1933
Screenland
March 1934
Screenland
June 1936
 screenplaymay1931  sreenplay1135
Screen Play
May 1931
Screen Play
November 1934
 silverscreenmarch1931  silverscreenaugust1934  silverscreenmarch1937
Silver Screen
March 1931
Silver Screen
August 1934
Silver Screen
March 1937
1938japmag
Stage & Screen
1938
wbsong
Warner Bros.’ Song Folio
1938

Tobacco Cards

kayI have rearranged the gallery for tobacco cards since switching hosts. I limited the sizes for the majority of the cards to 500 pixels at the most, just to save on web-space for other material.

Originally, I had the cards arranged in no particular order. Now I have arranged them from when the photos appear to have been taken. I still haven’t labeled each individual year a card was released because I don’t know that information for everyone.

For simplicity’s sake, I figured this organization is the most easily accessible for readers to navigate.

Enjoy!

 


 








 

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