That same year West played opposite Randolph Scott in Go West Young Man. She used the alias Jane Mast early in her career. After Go West Young Man West starred in Every Day's a Holiday (1937) for Paramount before their association came to an end.
Known for her bawdy double entendres West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne actress and writer in the motion picture industry. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day West encountered many problems including censorship.