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Arts and Entertainment
3:15 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Oklahoma Silent Movie Picked For 2013 National Film Registry

A still from the 1920 silent film 'The Daughter of Dawn.'
Credit Oklahoma Historical Society / YouTube

The Library of Congress has selected the Oklahoma movie The Daughter of Dawn as one of 25 films inducted to its 2013 National Film Registry.

The Oklahoma Historical Society says the film registry is a collection of cinematic treasures that represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.

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Arts and Entertainment
1:07 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Fate Of Oklahoma Pop Culture Museum Remains Uncertain

An artist's rendering of the proposed Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) in Tulsa.
Credit Oklahoma Historical Society

Promoters of a museum dedicated to all things pop culture in Oklahoma plan to once again seek funding from the Legislature, but the fate of the Tulsa-based museum remains uncertain.

The Tulsa World reports the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture, or OKPOP, would be a 75,000-square-foot building dedicated to the state's contributions in music, film, television, theater, pop art, comic books, literature and humor.

But state lawmakers have not yet committed to it for the 2015 fiscal year.

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OKPOP Museum
7:23 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Study Suggests OKPOP Museum Would Have $18 Million Impact

Artist's rendering of the OKPOP Museum in Tulsa's Brady Arts District
Credit Oklahoma Historical Society

A new study estimates that the proposed Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture in downtown Tulsa would have a nearly $18 million impact in its first year of operation.

The study by the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce also estimates the museum would provide additional benefits, such as creating nearly 400 permanent jobs, a 650-space parking garage in downtown Tulsa and boost tourism.

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OKPOP
6:37 am
Wed April 10, 2013

OKPOP Museum Plans to Save Bob Wills' Legacy

A trunk that Bob Wills used when traveling to his shows.
Kurt Gwartney KGOU

Like many states, Oklahoma has provided the world of popular culture with lots of talent. From Bob Wills to Garth Brooks, Kristin Chenoweth to Leon Russell, and Will Rogers to Ron Howard.

But when it comes to the cultural legacy of those in this list and others, they currently have no home.

The proposed OKPOP museum, planned for construction near downtown Tulsa, would connect popular culture with Oklahoma roots to the state’s broader history and place in the world.

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