Poor Kay never really gave too much of a hoot about her movie career and took any role that the studio gave her. Sadly, after an accident in 1948 in which she was burned, her acting career tailed off dramatically. Kay Francis would die of breast cancer in 1968. But she will always live in my heart as the immortal (and wavishing) Kay Francis of TROUBLE IN PARADISE -- and believe me, the photos don't really do her justice. . . you have to see her in the film. Many MANY thanks to my Ilsa* (we'll ALWAYS have Paris) for bringing this incredibly sophisticated, glass of champagne of a film to my attention!
ATTENTION!!! WATE BWEAKING NEWS ON THE WAVISHING KAY FWANCIS!!! Here is a wonderfully salacious link to an article concerning a Kay Francis biography on the Bright Lights Film Journal website for an even more detailed (and MUCH steamier) insight into the great Kay. What a naughty little minx she was -- check out the Kay Francis quote in red directly under the article's title! Prepare yourself for a little salty language, children!