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Ball of Fire

Released 1941
Distributor RKO Radio Pictures

In Howard Hawks’ 1941 comedy, Barbara Stanwyck plays a stripper with a penchant for snappy patter and Gary Cooper is the bookish grammarian who decides she’s a suitable case for study. Cooper is surrounded by a like-minded bunch of fussbudgets based on the seven dwarves making Stanwyck’s character a very unlikely Snow White. Billy Wilder wrote the story and collaborated on the screenplay with Charles Brackett. Danny Kaye starred in a musical remake, A Song is Born.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.