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Old Posted Dec 4, 2020, 7:28 AM
Mackerm Mackerm is offline
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Okie Mod Squad

I never tire of pictures showing the Cinerama Dome with the Sunset Vine Tower. Something like L.A.'s homage to the Trylon and Perisphere. One odd thing: the movie Oklahoma! was released in 1955, whereas the Cinerama Dome opened in 1963, so I guess this postcard was made to publicise a re-release of that 30 FPS Todd-AO extravaganza. Or maybe there's another simple explanation.

(On a completely unrelated note, Oklahoma City's Gold Dome was built in 1958 to house Citizen's State Bank. The tower at 2200 Classen was originally built in 1966 as a headquarters for Citizens Narional Bank, and was designed as a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's only completed skyscraper is also in Oklahoma. The tower has been converted to apartments - shades of the Sunset Vine tower.)

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