1939-40: Thurber collaborates with college friend Elliot Nugent in the Male Animal, a play about Ohio State.

1939-40: Thurber collaborates with college friend Elliot Nugent in the Male Animal, a play about Ohio State.

It becomes a massive success on Broadway, with 243 shows into the 1939-40 period.

1942: at this point, Thurber has eye that is serious and runs on the Zeiss loupe so that you can continue drawing. The Thurbers briefly move back into nyc.

1944: Thurber’s general health starts to decrease. He could be critically sick with pneumonia and appendicitis in 2010.

1945: James and Helen transfer to “The Great Good Place, ” a 14-room Colonial-style house in western Cornwall, Connecticut.

1947: Thurber’s story that is short “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, ” is adjusted right into a movie starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, among others. Read More