Saturday, May 24, 2008

Kay Francis news: Four Jills in a Jeep coming to DVD in August 2008

Fans of actress (Kay Francis know how rare it is to find any of her movies on video, let alone DVD, so this new release of Four Jills in a Jeep (also included in the Alice Faye Collection due to an appearance by Faye in the film) is great news. This is from the back:

This star studded musical is a cinematic tribute to the successful USO tour of Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair, and Carole Landis, who entertained soldiers from England to North Africa. Embellished with some fictional romance, striking choreography, and plenty of laughs, this patriotic film salutes all the entertainers who did their part for "the boys." Includes special appearances by Alice Faye, Betty Grable, Carmen Miranda, George Jessel, and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.

I'll have to look further into this, but I believe one of the extras on Four Jills in a Jeep is an interview with Lynn Kear and John Rossman, authors of two books about Kay: The Complete Kay Francis Career Record: All Film, Stage, Radio and Television Appearances and Kay Francis: A Passionate Life and Career.

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