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Dana Andrews and Barbara Stawyck in a fake marriage ceremony in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

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Allen Jenkins is the unnamed trash collector helping Barbara Stanwyck in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942)

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Barbara Stanwyck throws a punch at Kathleen Howard as Miss Bragg in a screencap from Ball of Fire (1941)

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Oscar Homolka as Professor Gurkakoff makes a wardrobe adjustment for Barbara Stanwyck in a scene from Ball of Fire (1942) with professors Leonid Kinsky, SZ Sakall and Richard Haydn.

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Dana Andrews and Barbara Stanwyck behind the scenes of Ball of Fire (1942)

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Barbara Stannwyck behind the scenes of Ball of Fire (1942) in a gown by Edith Head.

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Barbara Stanwyck as Sugarpuss O’Shea in an autographed publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942)

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Barbara Stanwyck and Gene Krupa in a publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942) with the description on the back.

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Barbara Stanwyck reads a note behind the scenes of Ball of Fire (1942)

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Barbara Stawyck gets a drumming lesson from the master, Gene Krupa, on the set of Ball of Fire (1942)

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Barbara Stanwyck shows Gary Cooper the meaning of “yum yum” in a publicity still for Ball of Fire (1942)

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Howard Hawks directing Barbara Stanwyck on the set of Ball of Fire (1942).

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Producer Samuel Goldwyn visits Howard Hawks and Barbara Stanwyck on the set of Ball of Fire (1942).  One can tell that Howard does not enjoy having producers on his set while he’s at work.  Most of Howard’s films were produced by Hawks himself.

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Howard Hawks on the set of Ball of Fire (1942) with Barbara Stanwyck

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Barbara Stanwyck in her Sugaruss O’Shea nightclub costume behind the scenes of Ball of Fire (1942)