A Page-Turning Panorama of Picture-Show Palaces from Steve Clem and Maggie Brown
On this edition of ST, we speak with our friend and former colleague, Steve Clem, who recently retired from Public Radio Tulsa, and Maggie Brown, a curator at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum. They're the co-authors of "Tulsa Movie Theaters," a book of photographs just now appearing in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing. From such beloved downtown motion-picture palaces as the Ritz and the Orpheum; to well-remembered neighborhood theaters like the Brook, the Delman, and the Will Rogers; to various multiplexes like the Fox and the Annex -- along with, of course, the city's earliest vaudeville houses as well as its various drive-ins -- this book documents a great many (mostly long-vanished) structures that, each and all, helped to define the life and times of Tulsa over the decades. Please note that Steve and Maggie will appear at a book-launch event for this new volume on Thursday the 22nd at 6pm at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum; details on that event are posted here.