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Film Row history comes alive at Oklahoma City book signing

Bradley Wynn plans a book signing and discussion about the history of Film Row.
BY CONNER ROHWER Published: June 5, 2012

Bradley Wynn, author of “Oklahoma City: Film Row,” will sign books and lead a discussion on the history of Oklahoma City's Film Row on Tuesday at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.

The program begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. for the book signing. Copies of the book will be available to buy at the museum store.

Wynn is an Oklahoma police-officer-turned-filmmaker who has worked as production assistant on several movies, including “Elizabethtown,” and television documentaries such as “Beyond the Bull.”

In his discussion, Wynn will cover topics relating to the history of the area, from explaining what a “film exchange” is to what function Oklahoma City's Film Row used to have and what is happening to Film Row today.

“Film Row once flourished as a sales hub for theater owners needing films, posters and concessions for their Midwest venues,” Wynn said in a statement. “But changes in demographic, economy and technology nearly wiped their memory from the city landscape.”

The program is free and is sponsored by the Oklahoma History Center. For more information, call Jason Harris at 522-0785.