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New Book Celebrates History of Oklahoma City Film Row

Oklahoma City: Film Row, a new pictorial history book that tells the story of the recently revitalized Oklahoma City Film Exchange District through never-before-seen vintage photographs, will be published August 15.

Join author Bradley Wynn for a book signing/launch party!

Joey's Pizzeria on August 13 @ 1pm
700 W. Sheridan Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Some area businesses will open their doors for the general public, allowing tours through the former film exchange locations and views of the rare film vaults.

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 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.

Oklahoma City: Film Row will be available August 15, 2011 at area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665 or

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