Gary Cooper was already cast in Ball of Fire (1942) when he heard producer Samuel Goldwyn was having trouble casting his co-star, so he suggested Barbara Stanwyck who he had just worked with for Frank Capra in Meet John Doe.
Barbara Stanwyck in her Oscar nominated role as Sugarpuss O’Shea in a publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942), the only such nomination for a female in a Hawks film, despite all the terrific Hawksian women over the decades.
Gary Cooper “Star of Ball of Fire” in a print ad for RC Cola. RC Cola was introduced in 1905 and is apparently still being made, although I can’t recall the last time I saw it at the supermarket. 8 more words