In 1916, Stout married Fay Kennedy of Topeka, Kansas. They divorced in 1932 and in the same year Stout married Pola Weinbach Hoffmann, a designer who had studied with Josef Hoffmann in Vienna, Austria. Pola Stout is a renowned textile designer. She worked from her studio at High Meadow as well as from her own offices in Manhattan and a factory in Pennsylvania. In 1957 their daughters gave them a surprise 25th wedding anniversary party at High Meadow. Rex Stout was not pleased with the subterfuge used to surprise them, but enjoyed the party and attention. Click here to read the press coverage in the NY Post of December 23, 1957.
- Pola Stout Obituary (1984) from The New York Times
- NY Times article (1940) regarding Textile Designer, Pola Stout
- NY Times article (1949) regarding Textile Designer, Pola Stout
Pola Stout Textile photos:
- Pola Stout Textiles Logo
- Irene Lentz suit (Pola Stout textiles)
- Adrian suit 1947 (Pola Stout textiles)
- Adrian Lenz 1947 (Pola Stout Textiles)
- Google images, including clothing made from her textiles
- Eleanor Roosevelt/Pola Stout Correspondence re fabrics sent to ER
- Pola Stout correspondence regarding shirts for FDR
- Framed photograph and letter from The Roosevelts to Pola. The photo is signed "for Rebeca Stout from Franklin of the signed photo, inscribed to Rebecca from Franklin Roosevelt. In the photo, Mr. Roosevelt is wearing the shirt designed and manufactured by Pola Stout and framed in a swatch of of the fabric.