Arch Oboler (December 7, 1909 – March 19, 1987) was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, and director who was active in radio, films, theater, and television. He generated much attention with his radio scripts, particularly the horror series Lights Out, and his work in radio remains the outstanding period of his career. Praised as one of broadcasting's top talents, he is regarded today as a key innovator of radio drama. Oboler's personality and ego were larger than life. Radio historian John Dunning wrote, "Few people were ambivalent when it came to Arch Oboler. He was one of those intense personalities who are liked and disliked with equal fire."
Birth and Death Data: Born December 7th, 1909 (Chicago), Died March 19th, 1987 (Westlake Village)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949
Roles Represented in DAHR: recordist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||L 5279||12/23/1949||Acholi royal dance ; Pygmy rawaneeka song||Arch Oboler||recordist|
|Decca||L 5280||12/23/1949||Batusi entrance dance ; Magnificat||Arch Oboler||recordist|
|Decca||L 5281||12/23/1949||Bairu marriage dance||Arch Oboler||recordist|
|Decca||L 5282||12/23/1949||Giriama Crosby ; Baganda wife||Arch Oboler||recordist|
|Decca||L 5283||12/23/1949||Digo wedding dance||Arch Oboler||recordist|
|Decca||L 5284||12/23/1949||Bachiga Mabarisi ; Batwa lullaby||Arch Oboler||recordist|
|Decca||L 5285||12/23/1949||Bahororo song ; Batoro song ; Toro drums ; Lake Bunyoni boatmen's song||Arch Oboler||recordist|
|Decca||L 5286||12/23/1949||Bahima drinking song ; Acholi death dance||Arch Oboler||recordist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Oboler, Arch," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102412.
Oboler, Arch. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102412.
"Oboler, Arch." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.
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