Author's Playhouse was an anthology radio drama series, created by Wynn Wright, that aired On Mutual in
1940-1941, on the NBC Blue Network from March 5, 1941, until October 1941. It then moved to the NBC Red Network where it was heard
until June 4, 1945. Philip Morris was the sponsor between 1942-43. Premiering with "Elementals" by Stephen Vincent Benét, the series
featured adaptations of stories by famous authors, such as “Mr. Mergenthwirker’s Lobbies” by Nelson Bond, "The Snow Goose" by Paul
Gallico, "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, "The Piano" by William Saroyan and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber.