Tuesday, November 3, 2009
francis lederer is a name i have never known before today. all it took was this look at his beautiful face. actress louise brooks is the very famous silent star who is cradling him in her lap. francis came from europe to america where some of the biggest film people including mgm young genius irving thalberg and 'actor's studio' guru elia kazan embraced him. alas, long lasting fame was not in the cards but fortune was, in the name of california real estate.
handsome francis lived to be 100 years of age.
photo: francis lederer and louise brooks in 1929's 'Die Büchse der Pandora' ('pandora's box')