By Seattle based Matthew Rovner.
(REPS will be presenting an Arch Oboler story at the 2011 REPS Showcase ).
As a filmmaker he was certainly no Orson Welles, but Oboler deserves better than oblivion. In the 1940s, Oboler was one of the highest paid writers in the world and the most successful radio playwright in America. Radio, prior to the advent of television, was the most powerful and influential mass communication medium on the planet. Oboler stood shoulder to shoulder with the two other giants of American radio, Norman Corwin and Orson Welles. READ FULL STORY