Category Archives: Arch Oboler

December 7: Happy Birthday Arch Oboler

It is interesting that Pearl Harbor Day is also Arch Oboler‘s birthday. Interesting, but probably not significant. Arch would be105 years old in 2014, so it is interesting to wonder how he must have spent his 32nd birthday. Ronald Colman‘s … Continue reading

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Arch Oboler’s Strange Journey

Arch Oboler is often compared with other radio genius of his time, like Orson Welles and Norman Corwin. Unfortunately, Oboler often gets painted with the dry brush. Truly, it is a matter of success drawing praise, but it ignores the … Continue reading

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Arch Oboler: “The Dark” — Man turning inside out radio sound effects

It we consider radio drama as an art form, three great names stand out as masters; Orson Welles, Norman Corwin, and Arch Oboler. Of the three, Oboler could almost be counted as a forgotten or over-looked genius. Oboler was the … Continue reading

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