March 31 2007 at 12:09:19 Name: Jim Reid Topic: Judge Nelson bombing Comments: My first day of high school was the day of
the Judge Nelson bombing. My father was driving me east on 41st Street to
Bishop Kelley, when we passed the judge's house. I remember the wrecked blue
station wagon with police cars all around the area.
Mike Miller covered the Pugh/McDonald/Brinlee stories as a reporter in
the 60s. He talked about them in GB 22
(scroll up and down on that page for more), and in his book,
How High Can A Guy Stoop? (highly
March 31 2007 at 10:55:04 Name: Jeff H Topic: Bombers and Comics Email: Back booth at Ma Bell's Comments: Thanks Lowell for clearing up my bombing question.
I sure thought it was a D.A. that was the victim, but I do remember the facts
Have you noticed most notorious figures have three names: i.e., Tom Lester
Pugh, James Earl Ray, etc. etc.
If I am not mistaken, Dave Gardner was also known as "Brother Dave Gardner".
My dad had a bunch of his records and I thought he was really funny. Another
of my favorites was Stan Freberg. Does anyone remember Woody Woodbury? I
would have to sneak a listen to those records, "they were not meant for small
ears". Fire up the ole Stromberg Carlson and give the party records a spin.
Thanks again to the TTM brain trust.
March 31 2007 at 09:38:43 Name: Lee Woodward Topic: Bomby Comments: Ah! Lowell to the rescue: perhaps it was Lester
after all, who propelled Judge Nelson's "hybrid." I can't keep my "miscreants"
March 31 2007 at 09:31:54 Name: Lee Woodward Topic: Buddy Bomber
Comments: I don't think that Buddy Fallis' car was rigged with
an I.E.D., although, it could have been. I remember a Judge's car levitating,
courtesy of the infamous Rex Brinlee. I can't remember the Judge's name.
That Rex was a "scamp"... as Dave Gardner would say.
March 31 2007 at 09:29:47 Name: Lowell Burch Topic: District Judge Bombing
Comments: Fred Nelson, Distict Judge, was seriously injured by
a car bomb on August 25, 1970. I have always understood that it was designed
to maim, not kill, the judge. There is a new free magazine on the stands
called Crime Scene. It is a slick publication and well done. It does a good
job of covering Tulsa crime, past and present, along with articles on crime
trends and methods for preventing crime in Tulsa.
There is also an article on how Tom Lester Pugh murdered Cleo Epps. Included
in the article is a reference to the assault on Nelson.
Good magazine. Pick it up next to the free real estate, car dealer and job
broker magazines found at fine food stores and laundromats everywhere.
March 31 2007 at 06:44:49 Name: Rick Brashear Topic: Buddy "Porn Bomber" Fallis Email: There're lumps of it 'round
the back. Comments: To Jeff H.:
According to Dan Fallis' website, his father, Buddy, was DA from the late
60s to early 80s. I have done a Google search for anything related to Tulsa
DA history and really can't find diddly. You have to have a name or it goes
to the present.
This question was asked to me many years ago: If Oral Roberts married Buddy
Fallis, would his name be Oral Fallis?
(I know, that was lame, but the question still stands.)
March 30 2007 at 23:46:47 Name: Jeff H Topic: Sluggo and the D.A. Email: Bustin' a move on Dance
Party Comments: Webmaster, sorry I cannot help you with Sluggo's
real name. How old would he be now?
Since I can't help you, maybe you could help me with a question that I have.
What was the name of the Tulsa District Attorney in the late 60s or early
70s that was car-bombed in his driveway and who did it? I think S.M. "Buddy"
Fallis was D.A. after him.
March 30 2007 at 22:22:19 Name: Webmaster Topic: Linda Soundtrak
Comments: I just received this query:
Do you remember the name of Linda Soundtrak's son? It started with a "B"
I believe and was very unusual. It has driven me crazy all day trying to
I'm thinking his stage name was "Sluggo". Any help out there?
March 30 2007 at 16:46:43 Name: Terri Topic: HindSight Comments: I'd recognize that uh,...er,...uhm... backpack
March 30 2007 at 12:23:52 Name: David Batterson Topic: Mike Smith Email:
davidbat(at)yahoo(dot)com Comments: No, Mike doesn't play drums (although he owns an
old Moog synthesizer). He's a longtime first-class photographer, cinematographer
and videographer. TU grad, and has lived in TX for decades.
As for skin bangers, two drummer friends in Tulsa were Kirk Felton and Jim
Perry. Both still play.
March 30 2007 at 11:37:33 Name: Mitch Gray Topic: Mike Smith Email: Homesteadin' in B-Ville Comments: Note to Rick Brashear:
I know a Mike Smith who is/was a drummer, then owned a heat and air company,
then moved to Hawaii and open a nudist camp. Don't know about the film though.
March 29 2007 at 18:37:40 Name: Rick Brashear Topic: Don't Remember Email: I was just holding it for
some friends. Comments: David Batterson: Mohawk Park
If you were IN the VW, how could you lose your keys? I know! The electric
snakes ate them! They got my shoes, once.
I knew a Mike Smith at Hale. Could he be the same one?
Lowell Burch: 21st birthday
My 21st birthday started at the Town Pump Lounge and then went to The Black
Forest. By the time the night was over, I was the only one in the place who
wasn't drunk. There were two committed bikers across the table who were out.
Any other time I would have been plastered hours before. But for some Einsteinian
reason, unknown to science to this day, I hardly had a buzz that night. All
I did was drink and whizz. It figures.
March 29 2007 at 10:52:58 Name: David Batterson Topic: Mohawk Park Email: davidbat(at)youwho.com Comments: Ah, Mohawk Park: two things come to mind.
(1) Tripping with friend/drummer Kirk Felton in my VW bug. Somehow we got
stuck in the mud very late at night, and also lost the car keys. Had to hitchhike
back and get another car to come pull out my VW with a piece of cable, and
pick up my spare key.
(2) Mike Smith's multicolored film, "Mohawk Rock", shot at one of the concerts
March 29 2007 at 10:03:11 Name: Lowell Burch Topic: Everything Comments: From Woodward Park to the Camelot, Peoria was
teeming with free-spirited hippie types back in the early 70s. If Tulsa would
have had an Haight-Ashbury area back then, I think we could have supplied
the characters to populate it.
My 21st birthday was a little like "American Graffiti". I was building oil
field equipment that summer and, after I got off work, my friends were waiting
for me at my house to celebrate. We went swimming at Lortondale and then
went to Brookside. This was when Peoria businesses welcomed young people
to the area instead of chasing them off. The shopping center across from
the Camelot even had my band set up a flat bed trailer that night and we
played all evening for a parking lot full of kids - and adults.
After the gig, my buddies took me to the Admiral Twin to see "Billy Jack".
We laid on the hoods of our cars to watch the movie. Then we drove around
town for a while before we went to my girlfriend's house. She fixed me a
sack lunch and I went back for another 12 hours of building oil field equipment.
Our regular drummer, Jim Lee, was serving in Germany at the time. He said
he celebrated his 21st birthday sitting under tree and eating a hot dog.
I don't know why I wasn't drafted. I was #1 on the draft list and carried
a 1-A card for about a year. Usually, I had a 2-S (student deferment).
Rick's Amazon story reminded me of when I worked on the health department
Vector Control spray truck. My first two summers out of high school, I took
a job killing mosquitos. We would begin work early morning and continue,
sometimes, all night. Mohawk Park always had the strangest folks, especially
People often came to us for help since we were driving an official-looking
truck. They would want a ride, ask directions or, a time or two, need medical
attention. Once we pulled a young couple's car out of the mud after they
had gotten stuck driving into one the park's wooded areas for a little privacy.
Another time, about six in the morning, we drove past one of the shelters
and there was a young woman standing there dressed in black lace leotards
and high heels. My partner insisted that we stop to see in we could "be of
assistance". She said no, she was just waiting on a friend.
March 29 2007 at 02:33:28 Name: roy lee Topic: Things I don't remember Email: email@example.com Comments: OK, I can play that game but only one for now.
Sure, everyone knows "Accountability" Burns,
the wacko who hangs out at the library and runs for office, but back when
I was about 7th or 8th grade ('75-'76) there was a guy who used to hang out
around the downtown library who wore pretty much a nazi outfit without the
swastika. Blond and blue-eyed and very strange. He saved the swastika for
both sides of his car, with large large black letters stating "I have been
Who was that guy and how did he manage to drive down the street without being
pelted with rocks? Actually I think we did throw a rock or two at him, there
in the police dept. parking lot. I've got a few more of them, but he's the
first one to come to mind in that challenge.
March 28 2007 at 23:06:54 Name: Rick Brashear Topic: Don't Remember Email: Near the whale market. Comments: I want to discuss the people you never really knew.
You know, there was that guy or gal who you can't remember their face, but
their name is still there, burned into your brain. There is the one with
the face, but no name. How about at the Mohawk Park concerts? Zillions of
folks milling around, selling stuff, taking stuff, being stuff, chatting
and in general being aloof.
I remember some chick during a concert at Mohawk being traded by her biker-man
to a kid for a Zippo lighter. She was not pleased.
There was some fool at Der Wienerschnitzel on Peoria one night who was
demonstrating his prowess with a machete when he sliced his leg open and
had to be taken to a hospital. Management material in the making.
I was in an apartment downtown (I don't remember where or when, maybe 1971)
when a cop pulled up, in his cruiser and uniform, and bought pot. That was
a wakeup call for the surreal.
Sonny Barger, the president of the Hells Angels, told a load of people at
Der Wienerschnitzel one night I was his nephew. I had never laid eyes on
him before in my life other than in a movie. For some reason, people acted
strangely polite around me for some time after that.
Me and two friends were at Mohawk one winter day and two girls showed up
at the big shelter where we were hanging out. The biggest one decided she
needed me and the hunt was on! Think of Jethrene Clampett. I was petrified!
I tried climbing through a window opening but she grabbed me by my belt and
pulled me back over a concrete table! I finally escaped with a little help
from my friends. We booked it outta there to safety. Looking back, being
17 at the time, I was a fool. I mean, a chick wanted me! I don't care if
she was an Amazon.
Pick your brains and tell us what you don't remember.
March 27 2007 at 13:18:22 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Howard Orms of Tulsa Little Theatre
Comments: Just a note to Lee Woodward.... I was a little kid working
at Tulsa Little Theatre during the "Mary, Mary" run.
Howard Orms and I became life-long friends. I visited him on a few occasions
during his tenure at Southwest Missouri State College, and we often talked
Howard was a great director and a gruff-but-generous teacher. He guided the
careers of many theatre professionals. Perhaps the most notable is John Goodman.
I ran into John on the CBS lot a couple of years ago and we had a nice chat
about Howard and how much he meant to us.
March 27 2007 at 08:55:50 Name:
Jim Ruddle Topic: Tulsa film actor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: The Tulsa actor who probably appeared in more films
than any other is also the least remembered.
Born in Haskell, his family moved to Tulsa and he attended Central High where,
who else, his guiding influence was Isabelle Ronan.
He went to Hollywood in 1934 and stayed there for the rest of his life, having
parts in at least 150 films. Although he was a constantly in demand character
actor, working into the seventies, or maybe even later, he was forever set
in movie-goers minds as "Whitey" in the Bowery Boys series.
Benedict died in 1999.
March 26 2007 at 21:50:02 Name: Terri Topic: "All Aboard, Come With Us..On A Continental
Comments: My sister and I had the opportunity to motor from Amarillo
to Tulsa on a Continental Trailways bus, circa 1968.
Our split-level bus ride was made more entertaining by the "stewardess",
who, we figured, couldn't hack it in airline hostessing school. This uniformed,
mini-skirted, boufanted lass with a serious overbite reminded us both of
the swayback secretary as portrayed by Carol Burnett, in her weekly variety
(Mrs. uh-huWiggins, as Tim Conway's ill-toupeed, Swedish-American character,
"Mr. Tudball", called her.)
The hostess lady really earned her pay, with her cat-like prowess, navigating
the main aisle of a swaying bus.
The grand finale was when it came time to serve up the vittles. We each got
a ham samich in a baggie, a bag of chips and a Little Debbie oatmeal creme
pie. To my impressionable sister and me, it may just as well have been Beef
Wellington and champagne.
Thanks for resurrecting a long-repressed memory.
March 26 2007 at 20:40:59 Name: John Hillis Topic: More Silver Screen Tulsans Comments:
Don't forget, Bob Wills made a few low-budget oaters, too. My favorite,
Me Back to Oklahoma" features KOTV's favorite son Wayne Johnson, Johnnie
Lee, Eldon Shamblin, Son Lansford, and Take-It-Away-Leon McAuliffe.
I think this was the film from which the famous still used on the Bob Wills
TV record offers came from, where Wayne Johnson would run the commercial
featuring Wayne Johnson, Bob, and the 'boys on horseback. Piano player Al
Stricklin wasn't in this one because they couldn't figure out a way to put
a spinet on a horse.
Tex Ritter got top billing, and his horse, White Flash, was billed above
Bob as well.
March 26 2007 at 18:35:28 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: OKC work in progress/RR Stations Comments: An OKC friend passed this along from Gaile
Poole over there.
"Just to let you all know, a new documentary on the OKC Crosstown/Union Station
fiasco is now available for viewing online. Presently you can view it at
http://vocallocals.net and once there, click on "Projects" and it will
automatically load and show (assuming you have software for viewing movie
type clips). At a later date it will be available on additional websites."
Did Jack Frank or anyone ever do anything on Tulsa's rail stations?
When I came to Tulsa in '69, the Midland Valley station was business only,
no passengers. Tulsa Union Depot was in bad shape and home to winos and crazies,
and the Santa Fe former freight office was the Santa Fe Station. Trains came
in nose-first and were turned later in the yards to head back to KC.
Tulsa had the Greyhound Station and the newer Trailways Station busy with
a lot of bus travel and express then. Trailways was trying to have a stewardess
type on some long-haul buses to serve drinks and play hostess. That didn't
last long...some place in an old National Geographic issue, I have an ad
on this then-new service.
March 26 2007 at 11:23:42 Name: Dave Topic: Where is Mister Ed? Comments: The following article is just too wacky. Anyone
know anything else?
AP - 3/26/2007
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) -- A man who owns the property where famed television
horse Mister Ed supposedly is buried wants to take advantage of its notoriety
and develop it. Tahlequah homebuilder Todd Carroll has a monument to the
horse on his 16-acre property in Tahlequah, where the horse may, or may not
be, buried. His plan is to build 12 to 15 log homes and create a subdivision,
with the entrance going past the Mister Ed monument.
The 1,000-pound granite monument commemorating Mister Ed has been in Tahlequah
There is some debate about whether Mister Ed actually is buried in the eastern
Some of Carroll's neighbors recall the horse's owner bringing him to Tahlequah
after his retirement, but some Internet accounts say the horse buried there
is one that was used in publicity shots after Mister Ed died in 1969.
A representative for Alan Young, who played Mister Ed's owner on the TV show,
says the horse died in Burbank, California, was cremated and had his ashes
Interesting connection with Jim Hartz' comments just below this TTM item:
states that the original Mr. Ed, "Bamboo Harvester", was "liberty trained
(no lead line) by Lester Hilton, who had learned the practice from performer
"...on February 28, 1979, a look-alike palomino (owned by Clarence Tharp)
which once posed for a Mister Ed publicity shot, died in Oklahoma and was
mistakenly reported to be the real Mister Ed. In July 1990, a local radio
station collected money for a Mister Ed monument, unawares that the real
Mister Ed had died 11 years earlier. Flying in the face of the truth, the
radio station took the money and built a statue with a relief of Ed looking
out from his stall door."
I believe that KRMG's John Erling the KMOD morning team
might have been behind that stunt. Can anyone confirm or deny?
Agreeing with TV Acres, the book
Encyclopedia of TV Pets (2002) states: "at best, that (Tahlequah-buried)
horse was perhaps a horse used in a one-time publicity photo for the 'Mister
It also confirms that the real Ed died and was cremated no later than
'73 or '74 by Alan ("Wilbur") Young's account, and possibly as early as 1968
by others. The heartbroken trainer, Les Hilton, died in 1976.
The book paints a delightful picture of Mr. Ed's real-life personality
and antics. A star is a star, whatever the species, of course, of course.
March 25 2007 at 21:07:24 Name:
Hartz Topic: Will and Jim Rogers Comments: Woody wrote the other day about people from
Tulsa who went on to have some impact in the theatre or movies; sometimes...
from humble beginnings.
He was referring to contemporary folks, of course, but we shouldn't overlook
the most famous and influential movie star from Tulsa (well, Oologah), Will
At the time of his death in a plane crash in 1935 he was the biggest thing
that ever hit Hollywood. He was the top-grossing star and the highest-paid
actor of his day.
Jim Rogers at age 85 in Tulsa, 1999
But I have a real soft spot in my heart for his son, Jim. Jim tried out in
the movies but never made it. His big role, he told me, was as one of Hopalong
Cassidy's earliest sidekicks. Jim made famous the now clichéd line,
while pointing, "They went thattaway, Hoppy." But Jim said his real contribution
to the series was handling Hoppys horse, Topper. Bill Boyd, the actor
who played Cassidy, was born in Ohio but grew up in Tulsa. Despite being
from a horse-loving state, Boyd could not stand the critters. And never learned
to ride very well. Jim Rogers was his handler, mentor, trainer and occasional
Jim Rogers was a longtime member of the board of directors of the Will Rogers
Memorial in Claremore until his death in 2000. He spent most of his life
on his ranch in Bakersfield, California, where he said he was very happy
watching the south end of a cow heading north.
March 25 2007 at 19:35:16 Name: Daniel Wright Topic: Saratoga Comments: I remember once as late as 1983 having to pay
for TV in a small motel we stayed in. My mom worked at the Saratoga for about
a week back in the mid-1970s. She quit after overhearing two of the other
maids discussing stabbing someone in the parking lot.
March 25 2007 at 18:15:17 Name: David Batterson Topic: Saratoga Motor Hotel Email: davidbat(at)yeehaw.com Comments: I find it amazing that the motel had a lifeguard
at the pool. And I see they offered "Free T.V." too. Wow! Is that anything
like TV? ;-)
March 25 2007 at 16:29:57 Name: Webmaster Topic: Saratoga Motor Hotel postcard
Comments: Here's a nice, big postcard of the
Motor Hotel on 11th St. Check out the bathing beauty on the diving board
March 24 2007 at 10:19:12 Name: John Boydston Topic: Not Lost in Austin Email:
johnatdaddyagogodepartmentoftransportioncom Comments: A wee bit off topic here but I thought someone might
get a kick out of this clip:
Daddy A Go-Go played a show at SXSW last weekend -and since I don't have
a band, I put one together using my 2 young teens and a couple of their friends.
We did a cover of a Hendrix song because my 12-year old guitar playing son
does a pretty good job with it...someone in the crowd posted this later in
the day and sent me the link which I share for your amusement.
March 23 2007 at 00:29:03 Name: Charlie Tooley Topic: Joe Bratcher Email:
Charlie_Tooley[at]wellsfargois[dot]com Comments: Just wanted to add a name from my days in Tulsa
that I grew up with, Tulsa born-bred Central High School graduate, 1964 by
the name of Joe Bratcher.
The linked bio mentions that Joe acted in "Coma", "The Howling", "Modern
Romance", "All In The Family", "Laverne and Shirley", "Mary Hartman, Mary
Hartman", "Rockford Files", "Dallas" and more...webmaster
Joe and I were very good friends through the latter portion of our elementary
school days at Riverview (sadly another loss in Tulsa) and Horace Mann Jr.
High...now also demolished. Joe and I did some really minor acting together
at Horace Mann.
My parents bought a new home out in North Tulsa and I attended McLain at
the time, i.e. brand new school and neighborhood, etc. and Joe remained at
Tulsa Central; doing a great deal of drama and acting under the drama teacher
of high fame at the time, Iona Freeman. My recollection at the time is that
Miss Freeman was a student of the famous Isabelle
Ronan, who taught Tony Randall and others during
her reign at Tulsa Central in the stage/drama area.
Joe was in many of the Tulsa Central "DAZE" and I believe was elected King
or "Mr. Daze" or some accolade at the time.
Funny to recall those memories of our acting days with Joe, as we did several
plays at Horace Mann, both "modern" as well as a lot of Shakespeare. Joe
and I specifically were "stars" in our ninth grade play, "Desperate Ambrose".
Joe was "Ambrose" and I was his side-kick "straight man". We did many "All-Star"
Reviews and Joe was always willing to do tap dancing, and played a mean sax
and clarinet as well as being a "hoofer". Joe was every bit as well-known
at Tulsa Central, as was Tony Randall in his high school days there.
He left Tulsa and attended drama at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
and served as an Army officer in the Vietnam-era conflict.
Joe is now married to Oklahoma star,
Judy Farrell, ex-wife
of Mike Farrell (aka B.J. Hunnicutt in **MASH** --the TV version). Judy played
the part of a nurse in the series when married to Mike. Joe Bratcher and
Judy married sometime later. Judy is from Quapaw, OK.
Joe recently helped fledgling actors do a low-budget movie entitled
"Long-Term Relationship", which
debuted last year.
Many thanks again. I visit your site almost daily and have given so many
of my ex-Tulsa friends the site address as well. Keep up the very good detailed
work. It's just a tremendous connection for me... - Charlie
You're welcome and glad you are enjoying it.
March 22 2007 at 17:58:17 Name:
Gary Chew Topic: Oklahoma Film Actors Email: Just SW of the Donner Party
Family Grill Comments: Hey to Woody.
G.D. Spradlin was born
in Garvin County Oklahoma in August of 1920. I've seen him in several character
roles on the big screen. He has a good, distinctive Southwest accent sort
of like a cool guy who once wore shades in a Paul Newman movie---if my synapses
are firing correctly today.
Delmeaux de Gillette du Coffeyville
March 22 2007 at 13:41:49 Name:
Lee Woodward Topic: The acting thing Comments: From time to time in this blog, I see a name
mentioned here and there about someone from Tulsa who went on to some impact
in the theatre or movies; sometimes... from humble beginnings.
A separate section would be needed for all who qualify, I'm sure. I know
that many TV and radio people did their turns as well as high school and
college students. As a matter of fact, I think that Tulsa (and Oklahoma)
might push any state for the honor; although, Texas would give us a race.
Many people have asked me why I didn't follow my brother Morgan to Hollywood.
My simple answer was: "I tried it and didn't care for it."
I was dragged into acting by a very fine theatre teacher named Dick Slaughter.
He taught at Arlington State College in Arlington, Texas (Now U of T at
Arlington). He fancied my work and improv abilities; so much so, that he
got me into Margo
Jones' Theater in The Round, in Dallas Texas. I had to ride the bus from
Arlington during the rehearsals and the run of a musical called "Horatio."
One of the young writers of that musical was
During that musical, Margo had a controversial play in rehearsal called,
"The Tin Cup." This play eventually made its way to Broadway as "Inherit
The Wind," I believe, with Paul Muni.
The lead actor in "Horatio" was a fellow named
Charles Braswell. He
was from McKinney, Texas and he and Morgan used to have an entertainment
act in college that they made extra money with, entertaining business meetings.
Charles took me under his wing at Margo's theater (he made $75.00 a week)
and we had some great times. When I was at NTSC in Denton, I would run into
him because he was dating a girl there. He went on to Broadway and was becoming
very successful; he was in "Company" and was opposite Angela Lansbury in
"Mame," to name a few. A gifted actor who could sing and dance and do any
number of things. Sadly, a lack of urgency caught up with him when he was
fifty years old. A doctor in California alerted him to a spot on the back
side of his knee and said he should have it looked at when he got back to
New York. He didn't do it soon enough; and as you know, melanoma waits for
I didn't mean to wander. The thing I lacked for theatre was that ability
to get into a character and present it night after night. Howard Orms asked
me to do "Mary Mary" at Tulsa Little Theatre
early on and I accepted because Ben Hevel and Judy Pryor were also in it.
I thought it might be fun. It was for about a week. The play was held over
and ran a month and then we took it on the road once or twice. I can't even
remember where? I swore after that, that it would be my last theatre gig
and it was. I never had any real interest in movie acting.
So, who can I remember from Tulsa? Off the top of my head. Stage or screen.
Well....of course we start with Gailard Sartain (with 60+ movies) Chuck Bowman;
Jennifer Jones, Patti Page (Elmer Gantry) Tony Randall; Ridge Bond; Clu Gulager;
Mary Kay Place; Hopalong Cassidy (?) That's enough to get the ball rolling.
I may have erred in saying that Hopalong Cassidy (Bill Boyd) was from Tulsa;
influenced, as it were by the fact his brother lived here; he was a "floor
walker" for Vandevers store in downtown Tulsa years ago. Hoppy would visit
from time to time.
Jim Hartz just told me that Boyd was born in Ohio but grew up in Tulsa. Should-a
March 22 2007 at 11:38:19 Name: Webmaster Topic: Space Age Pop Comments: If you like Space Age Pop music, as discussed
on the Fantastic Theater page, check out these
free online programs on Basic
Hip Digital Oddio. A nice mix for your home or place of
3 March 22 2007 at 09:35:23 Name: DolfanBob Topic: Tuffy Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com Comments: I just watched Wayne Johnson aka
Tuffy on "Good Day Tulsa" with D.C. Roberts. Very
good interview with classic video from the old Mr Zing and Tuffy show. Really
brings back a lot of good memories of my childhood times in good ol' Tulsa,
when all we had was a black and white TV and 4 stations to choose from. It
sure made it easy to pick what you wanted to watch.
Aw, shucks, I missed it! I just sent an email to D.C. and GDT's producer,
asking if the video could be placed on the KTUL web site. 8 already has a
bunch of the classic "8's
The Place" videos available for viewing online.
March 21 2007 at 22:03:36 Name: Lloyd Under the Rose Bowl Topic: Joy Cooper Rolls-Royce Date
Comments: Must be the Joy Cooper, a couple years ahead of me in
high school, who played the lead in Noel Coward's "Blithe
I never became a full-time thespian (starving for art ain't necessarily my
thang), but did some gigs in NYC.
Lucky to have some fine teachers in the Tulsa Public Schools, and many fine
fellow student actors, and I made like a sponge for all the chops they had
We're talking four decades ago, and Joy's performance still resonates in
There it is: the glory and sorrow of real theatre.
In movies, one does it over and over until one gets it right, and then it's
in the can forever.
In theatre, one must do it right, over and over, every perf, and it "only"
lives in the minds of the beholders.
Much to Joy's delight, I'm sure (hmph), here is an "encore" depiction
of her as Madame Arcati in "Blithe Spirit" at East Central High School in
1969. I agree, it was a fine performance.
While we're tooting the horn for Joy and ECHS, I might mention that our
chemistry teacher, Mr. Ward (aka Weird Ward), has a Fellowship of Heathen
Chemists meeting with his former students coming up. It's on Saturday, 3/31,
at Panera Bread, 71st & Garnett, from 9 'til 11 am. More at the
Weird Ward site.
March 21 2007 at 12:10:32 Name: Webmaster Topic: Previous GroupBlog summary Email:
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A few highlights:
Joy Cooper might be in a 1965 pic in front of the KOTV studios with a
Rolls. Former Tulsa broadcaster Virgil Domenic has been located. Craig Roszel
says he was the kid Mazeppa bounced on his lap during a Horn Bros. taping
Edwin Fincher is looking for another TV gig here in Tulsa. Bob Cooper
checked in. I learned that the Bat Masterson lyric "he wore a cane and derby
hat" is not as preposterous as I thought.
Lee Woodward mentioned that world-renowned Tulsa flamenco guitarist, Ronald
Radford, will play here on 3/31. There may soon be an EOI (Edge of Insanity)