The Corpse was Never Still

There was ( is ) a play written by James L. Rubel and Leatrice Joy.

We are looking for a copy of it.

If you have one, or know of one, please contact us.

There was a copyright filed for it with the U.S. Copyright Office in 1950.
Both Mr. Rubel and Ms. Joy own 50% respectively.

There was some correspondence between Mr. Rubel and his agent, A.L. Fierst, regarding it, as follows:

“In further reference to the play by Leatrice Joy and myself, I had no idea that you handled this sort of thing, but if you would like to have a copy I’ll be glad to send it on. Miss Joy is at present, in Europe, but will be home at the end of this month, and if you find anyone interested, it’s possible we can make a deal. It was written with her in mind for the leading part and before she left there was some talk of putting it on for trial either at the Community Playhouse here or in Laguna. The title of it is “THE CORPSE WAS NEVER STILL” and it’s a mystery farce with plenty of belly laughs and slapstick. It is the first play I have ever tried and frankly I am no judge was to whether it stinks or not.”