Radio: Genius's Hour

NBC's one-man dramatic workshop is a 30-year-old, hornrimmed, half-pint scrivener named Arch Oboler, who in the last five years has written some 200 radio plays, cast many of them, directed some of them standing on a table so the actors could see him. About Arch Oboler are many unmistakable marks of genius. His inspiration is the music of the masters; amid the correct mufti of staid Radio City he sports Hollywood-style polo shirts, violent jackets, unpressed bags; in his atelier he kept a pet horned toad until last weekend it died after overdoing...

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