If you’d like to learn more about Oklahoma’s rich movie history, check out the current exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.
Called “Oklahoma @ The Movies” and developed in conjunction with Tulsa’s OKPOP, the exhibit celebrates Oklahoma’s involvement in the movies through the years, whether they’ve created the motion pictures, starred in or watched them.
If you want to learn more about Western movies and cowboys, American Indians and Hollywood, the Oklahoma image on screen, historic theaters, the portrayal of different cultural groups or the innovation and creativity of Oklahomans regarding the silver screen, this exhibit is for you.
Celebrated filmmakers in the exhibit include cinematographer Buss Boggs, public relations executive Stan Rosenfield, producer Gray Frederickson and more.
Actors featured in “Oklahoma @ The Movies” include Tom Mix and Will Rogers from the early days of cinema and the Oklahoma roots and Hollywood careers of Joan Crawford, Gene Autry, James Garner, Tony Randall, Wes Studi, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Brad Pitt, Ed Harris, Gary Busey and others.
Can’t get enough? Buy the companion book.