1939-40: Thurber collaborates with university friend Elliot Nugent regarding the Male Animal, a play about Ohio State.
It becomes a success that is enormous Broadway, with 243 shows within the 1939-40 period.
1942: at this point, Thurber has eye that is serious and runs on the Zeiss loupe to be able to continue drawing. The Thurbers briefly move back once again to ny.
1944: Thurber's all around health starts to drop. 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 in to a movie starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, among others.