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A Page-Turning Panorama of Picture-Show Palaces from Steve Clem and Maggie Brown

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Aired on Tuesday, July 20th.

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.

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