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Arch Oboler

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

Recordings

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  

Citation

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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102412

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