Playwright (w/S.J. Perelman
): "Even Stephen" (unproduced). NOTE: West and Perelman finished the play in the summer of 1934 and hoped the play might be staged on Broadway that fall, but it was rejected by several producers, including Max Gordon
. In 1936 West sent Perelman a letter repeating an earlier suggestion to try and find ...
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Did You Know?
West was practically unknown to the American public during his lifetime. On 22 Dec 1940, he and his wife Eileen McKenney were returning to Los Angeles from a hunting trip in Mexico to attend the funeral of his friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald
, when he ran a stop sign in El Centro, California, and hit another vehicle. He and his wife were killed. McKenney had been the inspiration for the title ...