The lowly cornflower, known to many who still have old fashioned gardens as bachelor buttons, caused more commotion than a mouse in a herd of elephants recently on the set of Miss Wheelwright Discovers America (Million Dollar Baby - 1941). In fact they suspended production, and as far as the director was concerned for good reason. He had lived in Naziland during the days when a cornflower in the lapels of German citizens symbolized that the wearers had made their contributions to the Nazi party.
Although the script called for them, the director halted work until it was changed, and the posies removed from the lapels of Ronald Reagan and Jeffrey Lynn, two 100% Americans. Whether the boys will wear sunflowers in the scene, or be undecorated when the picture is released, remains to be seen. However, one thing is certain, they will be free from any shadow of suspicion insofar as Nazi symbols are concerned. Which is mighty important right now.