Oklahoma City: Film Row

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Located in downtown Oklahoma City, Film Row once flourished as a sales hub for theater owners needing films, posters, and concessions for their Midwest venues. The film exchange offices along this three-square-block area and across the cityscape housed major film production studios like Paramount Pictures, MGM, Universal, Fox, and Warner Brothers from 1907 until the 1980s. But changes in demographics, economy, and technology nearly wiped their memory from the city landscape. Now these decades-old structures and their nearly forgotten history are being rediscovered and utilized once again for business. This book tells their story through rare images discovered in shoeboxes, back rooms, and the Oklahoma Historical Society's archives. Most of the images within these pages are shared here for the very first time.
ISBN: 9780738583815
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Bradley Wynn became an early advocate of the downtown Oklahoma City Film Exchange District after establishing the Oklahoma City Film District Task Force in 2004. The task force consisted of property owners, visionaries, and city leaders who worked toward the goal of establishing a new downtown film district. Today the film row area is considered the fastest growing district in city history. Bradley serves as historian for the district and Historic Film Row.
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