It was long after we moved away from Tulsa that people began telling us about the breakout movie, The Outsiders, in which a number of major stars made their acting debut. (It’s sort of like The Breakfast Club, but with more violence.) When Pennie and I finally got around to renting the movie, we were stunned to recognize all the streets, buildings and landmarks in the movie.
Before we saw the movie, we had no idea the book was written by a woman in Loren’s neighborhood, and the whole movie was shot in Tulsa, right where it happened. Wow. A person doesn’t often see their town on the silver screen. – RHW