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The first phase of legacy bricks at The Outsiders House have been installed, and they look terrific! Seeing all the wonderful and unique inscriptions are heartwarming indeed, and will be enjoyed for generations to come. Thank you to all who purchased their brick.
We are taking orders for the next round of personalized legacy bricks, which are very important to the museum, as we prepare for the eventual return to scheduled school tours, as well as our weekend public tours. If you were thinking of placing your order, we would appreciate it now more than ever.
I know that seeing your name etched outside of The Outsiders House will make each trip to the museum that much more memorable.
Enshrining your place in Outsiders history with a permanent tribute or message, for those of you around the globe, will go a long way to ensuring the long term survival of The Outsiders House Museum.
Stay safe and well, and Stay Gold!
- Danny Boy O'Connor
Photo © Randy Shanofsky
In the early ‘80s, Oscar winning director Francis Ford Coppola came to Tulsa, OK to catapult S.E. Hinton’s memorable characters off the pages of The Outsiders book onto the big screen. Rather than use a Hollywood back lot, the film maker and crew transformed an ordinary Tulsa neighborhood into a fully functioning movie set. In 1983, The Outsiders was released, featuring a cast of young, talented actors who would go on to become household names.
The director and film crews departed, the actors and props scattered, and the local extras went back to their day to day lives. But, on a quiet Tulsa street corner, the iconic “Curtis Brothers House,” the modest bungalow where the scrappy, close-knit Greasers lived, loved, fought and reconciled, remained a tangible testament to the cinematic legend.
"Look at this guy with his hair man, I can't believe that. Blondie man!" -Dallas Winston (to Ponyboy) at the Church… https://t.co/p4aHnQWmBF
A never-before-published photo of Dally smoking KOOL cigarettes at The Pines during The Outsiders' filming in Tulsa… https://t.co/KFJlq0P7k3
Playing video games at The Pines in-between shooting scenes in The Outsiders. Photo by Nancy Moran 1982 https://t.co/MqWJehPmf7
Matt Dillon aka Dallas Winston getting a greaser haircut on location in Tulsa during the filming of The Outsiders… https://t.co/bXnnhYJpQV
This is where Pony and Johnny go to find Dallas, after the stabbing in the park. The original building was known in Tulsa as the Rose Dew Egg Farm. It is now a Burger King/Hotel.
Corner of Main and Cincinnati Sperry, OK. “Hey Soda, here come the hobos.”
Located at 3242 N. Peoria, Tulsa, OK. The new building is now J & J Appliances.
This Kum & Go, formerly a Tastee-Freez-esque Burger Stand is the location of Pony’s conversation with the Socs, while Two-Bit is “baby-sitting” him. The Football stadium visible in the background is still across the street and virtually unchanged.
The school that Ponyboy attended. Also the school that Outsiders author S.E. Hinton attended in real life.
The Admiral Twin Drive-In movie theater was the location for many scenes in The Outsiders.
Filmed on Main Street, Owasso, OK.
Approximate location, now underwater.
This corner across the street from Boston Avenue United Methodist Church is where the bus mirror almost knocked Two-Bit in the face.
Southeast corner of 11th & Denver, Tulsa, OK. *Demolished “What do you want to do? Dallas: [Smiles] Nothing legal man.”
The site of the opening scene on the Director’s cut.
This is where Johnny and Pony were attacked by the Socs, from blue Mustang. The original monkey bars are gone. The fountain was put in place for the film and removed when they finished.
Approximate location, 209 N. Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK.
Northeast corner of Crutchfield Park.
The former school served as production offices for American Zoetrope productions.
Filmed at Crutchfield Park, Tulsa, OK.
Soc’s throw sticks at Ponyboy as he walks the tracks. (Director’s Cut)
Also known as The Outsiders House. Danny Boy O’ Connor is currently renovating the home, creating The Outsiders House Museum.
“I don’t know, it’s one of those beach movies, they put out a whole lot of ’em.”