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Miss America Norma Smallwood #tbt

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Miss America Norma Smallwood #tbt

Miss Norma Smallwood from Tulsa was Miss America in 1926!

As written by the Tulsa Gasser, "Miss Norma Smallwood won the honor at Atlantic City, last September, when she was declared to be the nation's most beautiful bathing girl.  Far from the vivacious, flapper type, Miss Smallwood is so quiet, poised and graceful in every movement of her perfectly proportioned body, that the judges of the Atlantic City event called her Mona Lisa. Needless to say, they were mystified by her beauty and charmed by her wonderful smile!"

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The Majestic Theater #tbt

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The Majestic Theater #tbt

The Majestic Theater formally located at 406 S Main in 1921. It started as a silent film theater, and was the first Tulsa theater to convert to talkies in 1929. It featured a lavish interior and contained an organ. The automobile pictured is a wire-wheeled Balie. Oh, how I'd love to go back in time to visit this place!

 

The front was remodeled just before World War II, but the original sign was kept. The marquee advertises "Something in the Wind" starring Deanna Durbin and Donald O'Connor. 

P.S.  Why did we tear this down?

Photos courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection

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Louis & Cluck

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Louis & Cluck

Louis & Cluck are Zuri Louis & Steve Cluck... designers of an apparel, accessories, and product line featuring original slogans celebrating Oklahoma.

Zuri Louis, a graphic designer/painter, and Steve Cluck, a painter/printmaker, are the creative forces behind louis & cluck. They began working together in 2005.

The line originally featured only tees, but has expanded to include hoodies, dresses, baby clothes, dog tees, tote bags, postcards, buttons, and mugs. Other products are in development.

Just some of the places you have seen Louis & cluck clothing are VH-1, NBC, Ben Folds' latest dvd, People Magazine, and the Los Angeles Times. Urban Tulsa weekly named Louis & Cluck among the top "movers and shakers" in 2006 and 2007.

You can find their entire collection at Ida Red.  Ida Red hearts Tulsa.  Don't you?

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