Monday, April 09, 2007

Arch Oboler



Slim pickings at the boot sale this morning but I did spot this old battered copy of Drop Dead! by Arch Oboler on the Capital label from the 60's I would guess. By todays standards it's pretty tame stuff and not a patch on the Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock etc.

On the sleeve notes it says - " Arch Oboler's special talent for terror has frightened the wits out of three generations of Americans. To those who were not old enough ( and brave enough ) to be regular listeners to the famous radio series Lights Out during the late 30's and early 40's, the very mention of Oboler's name brings a reminiscnet thrill. He was the first playwright to have his own series on a national network, and he is acknowledged as the innovator of many ingenius techniques and devices in the field of radio drama, for which he has recieved, incidentally, nearly every coveted award."

Discover more about Arch Oboler HERE


Arch Oboler - Intro./ I'm Hungry

Arch Oboler - Taking Papa Home

Arch Oboler - The Laughing Man


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3 comments:

Dave said...

I've always loved this LP. I offer the whole thing here:
Arch Oboler Lights Out LP.
Love your blog.

Dave

Jose Fritz said...

I wrote this up a couple months back. Kudos for spreading the word of his greatness. http://tenwatts.blogspot.com/search/label/Arch%20Oboler

wastedpapiers said...

Thanks for the links dave and jose. Glad I could help shed some light on old Arch.