Clifford Odets (July 18, 1906 – August 14, 1963) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor. In the mid-1930s, he was widely seen as the potential successor to Nobel Prize -winning playwright Eugene O'Neill , as O'Neill began to withdraw from Broadway's commercial pressures and increasing critical backlash. 
Projets pour le Canyoneaustrate. 1985. Inv. : AM 2019-2-117 (2) fait partie de l'ensemble "Projet pour le Canyoneaustrate" Projet non réalisé 1984 - 1990
Odets claimed that he took this form from minstrel shows. Critics have suggested that it is more likely that Odets was inspired by agitprop productions, which were gaining popularity in the early 1930s. Waiting For Lefty premiered on January 6, 1935, for an audience of 1,400 at the Civic Repertory Theatre, at a benefit for New Theatre magazine.
Barton Fink is a 1991 American period black comedy psychological thriller film written, produced, edited and directed by the Coen brothers.Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright who is hired to write scripts for a film studio in Hollywood, and John Goodman as Charlie Meadows, the insurance salesman who lives next door at the run-down Hotel Earle.
Tony Curtis, Actor: Some Like It Hot. Tony Curtis was born Bernard Schwartz, the eldest of three children of Helen (Klein) and Emanuel Schwartz, Jewish immigrants from Hungary. Curtis himself admits that while he had almost no formal education, he was a student of the "school of hard knocks" and learned from a young age that the only person who ever had his back was himself, so he ...
The Country Girl: Directed by George Seaton. With Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross. A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.
Odets brings to the table the issues of the importance of appearances in relation to respectability in society - how we appear to society is how we improve and gain status - as well as the contrasting worlds of idealism and realism. Odets also presents the contrasting of materialistic ideals and the importance of money in society.