|A Farewell to Arms|
"Gary Cooper won't have to go to Arizona for his health. He has been ailing, but his early recovery was anticipated, at latest reports. Diagnosis of his trouble was given as jaundice, rather than anything more serious.
|Cooper and Hayes|
Gary has much to look forward to in his professional life right now. Paramount has bought Farewell to Arms for him, which is considered a stunning story acquisition. Eleanor Boardman, signed a five-year contract by Paramount, is likely to play opposite him."
[Source: Picture Play; July 1931]
Unfortunately for Eleanor, Helen Hayes would play the lead opposite Cooper. The film would be released December 8, 1932. Eleanor accidentally became an actress. She was "discovered" after she lost her voice. Active from 1922 until 1935, she is best known for her role in The Crowd.