Help Restore The Outsiders House

$33,250 of $75k goal

Raised by 509 people in 13 months
Danny O'Connor  TULSA, OK
Hello everyone, my name is Danny Boy O'Connor. I am the founding member of the Hip-Hop group, House of Pain, as well as a collective of urban explorers known as the Delta Bravo Urban Exploration Team.  Those who know me know that I'm  one of the biggest fans of S.E. Hinton's book and Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of The Outsiders.

It was in 2009 when I ended up in Tulsa on tour and made my first pilgramage to the actual house, better known to fans as "The Curtis Brothers house," that was used in the filming of the 1983 movie. Located at 731 N. St Louis, Tulsa, OK, I was amazed and equally disturbed by the deteriorating condition of the historic house. I thought to myself, Why hasn't anyone stepped in to save this place?  And why doesn't someone restore it and turn it into an Outsiders museum or something?  

Well, it's 2016 and we felt the time is now to step in as buyers before it fell into further disrepair and perhaps eventual demolition. Just this week we got a small group of friends together and purchased the house, but the battle is far from over.

Unfortunately the home is in extremely poor condition but there is hope and that's where you come in. We're in dire need of financial support from you, the fan of The Outsiders, to make this a reality.

Now that we purchased the Curtis’ home we need you to help finance the total restoration of this historical house to its authentic movie condition and turn it into the first ever museum dedicated solely to The Outsiders. As you can see by the photos, the house will need to be completely restored and remodeled carefully without losing it’s beautiful “Greaser” charm while also updating the home to modern standards.

Once restored, we plan to open the house to the public and showcase our extensive "Outsiders" collection as a pop culture museum.  We would also like to have the house added to the National Register of Historic Places. 

 With your help we can save this amazing piece of iconic American film history for future generations of fans to discover and enjoy. Please consider contributing generously to this once-in-a-lifetime project; and please share this with your friends who love The Outsiders as much as we do!


Thank you and as always, Stay Gold,
Danny Boy
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Update 35
Posted by Treasure Little
5 days ago
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The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser | Cain's Ballroom May 6, 2017

This event is all ages

Advance $25.50 | Day of Show $32 | Door $32

There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office.

Appearances by...
Ralph Macchio (The Outsiders, Karate Kid)
C Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, Red Dawn)
Darren Dalton (The Outsiders, Red Dawn)
DannyBoy (House of Pain)
Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats)
Deborah Foreman (Valley Girl)
Robert Romanus (Fast Times At Ridgemont High)
Slaine Rapper/Actor (La Coka Nostra-The Town)
Photo Ops and Autographs will be available from all the stars for a nominal fee. All proceeds go towards The Outsiders House Museum project.

There will be a silent auction as well.

No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!

For press inquiries and more information, contact...
Donnie Rich (918 949 1345, ftpsolo@hotmail.com)

Guests and appearances subject to change without notice.
Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1435195?utm_source=fbTfly&utm_medium=ampOfficialEvent
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Update 34
Posted by Treasure Little
1 month ago
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We had a special visit by Rob "Sodapop" Lowe yesterday on his birthday. It's his first time back at The Outsiders since his 18th birthday during the filming of The Outsiders in 1982. Stay Gold!
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Update 33
Posted by Treasure Little
2 months ago
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The Outsiders 50th Anniversary
Celebration & Fundraiser Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sat May 6th, 2017
Doors: 7 PM / Show: 8 PM
This event is all ages

VENUE: @cainsballroom
TICKETS: Advance $25.50 | Day of Show $32 | Door $32
(There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office.)
APPEARANCES BY:
Ralph Macchio
(The Outsiders, Karate Kid)
C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, RedDawn)
Darren Dalton (The Outsiders, Red Dawn)

Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats)
Deborah Foreman (ValleyGirl)
Robert Romanus (Fast Times At Ridgemont High)

MUSIC BY:
DJLethal (Limp Bizkit, House of Pain)
Danny Boy O"Connor (House of Pain, La Coka Nostra)
Slaine (La Coka Nostra) and more...

Artwork by Randy Riggs.

*APPEARANCES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

There will be a silent auction as well.
Need more information, contact...
Donnie Rich (918-949-1345, ftpsolo@hotmail.com)
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Update 32
Posted by Treasure Little
3 months ago
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You never know who may stop by The Outsiders house. #S.E.Hinton
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Debbie McKinnis Lapham
13 months ago

What a great project. I was in high school in Tulsa when this was filmed. A fellow student was the stand in for Matt Dillon. I highly suggest you contact the incredible list of young actors that got their start in this film for their support also!

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Christina R. Zsolzai Green
13 months ago
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Can we get a look inside? There are several houses in the 3rd & Lewis area slated for demo. Maybe the city will allow for salvage of the Windows and woodwork to keep it authentic.this is a great project.

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Rae Brummett
13 months ago
6
6

I was an extra in the film. It was a great experience. Hope your dream comes true.

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Mufasa Mann Locke
12 months ago
5
5

Shared with Coppola family and Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise. Hope they can help. Good Luck Danny

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Lisa Marie Ramirez
13 months ago
4
4

I live two houses away from this and wondered what all was happening to it since there's a dumpster out back. I used to know some people who lived in it and every time I would walk in the house I would try to picture it as it looked back when it was becoming filmed. I would always see people stop by and take pictures with it, even though it was very bad looking but people didn't care how it looked, they just knew that was a historic landmark of Tulsa. I remember my friends would come over and pick me up and be so in shock about seeing the actual house, it would give me joy. Now seeing it being rebuilt and back to good looking, gives me joy and happiness. Thanks so much guys! Hope all goes well!

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Crystal Secrist Layer
11 months ago
3
3

I was in this movie when I was 5 years old. Was attending Lowell Elementary (the last year it was open). This was one of the funnest things I ever done. Even though I live in TX now I drive by the old park and school that I lived across the street from when I come home. I can't wait to see this when its restored and open!

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Alan Glasco
12 months ago
3
3

If they open up the house as a museum I can give the information (floorplans and discriptions) of the Bar (square building which was originally 'The Rosedew Egg Farm"). Maybe someone could make a model of the now gone structure. I lived in the bar/egg farm house back in the mid to late 60's.

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Patricia Terry
12 months ago
3
3

You should contact the local new stations here in town they would be able to get the word out to the community much faster and could definitely create some interest from the arts community here.

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Joe Schellinger
13 months ago
3
3

Delta Bravo does it better.

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Lara Burkholder
12 months ago
2
2

I wish I could help, but I am so excited to hear about this renovation I absolutely love this movie and book. I found out about this book back in the seventh grade when I worked in my school library and then had to have l S.E. Hinton. Now my children know about her from reading in school and of course me. Great job on what you are doing my prayers go to you for success.

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David R. Clark
12 months ago
2
2

Unable to help with a contribution, but can give you my professional skill to help with the restoration. I'm a contract painter. Make connection with me in FB. David R Clark---Tulsa

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Rebecca Holder
12 months ago
2
2

I teach this book in my Lit class and can remember the day the movie came out. One of my favorite books ever. I will donate come payday! (Im a teacher so dont expect much.) Do it for Johnny!

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Lori Sheirer
12 months ago
2
2

Awesome!!!! Yes I will donate!! Hope to see it someday...I was a huge fan of the book then an even bigger fan of the movie!! If there is any left over how about replacing the fountain?? Stay Gold!

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Anissa Reynolds-Horton
13 months ago
2
2

Yes, i was thinking the same thing Debbie. See if the actors would be interested in helping finance this project. RIP Patrick Swayze. I want to help when i can.

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Provin Martin
13 months ago
2
2

Thank you thank you thank you!!!

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Rob Puzo Jr.
10 months ago
1
1

Do it for Jonny!

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Liz Amelia
12 months ago
1
1

Please get a website up. I think it will help with donations. The link to a website on your twitter is not working.

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Travis McLarty
12 months ago
1
1

This is an amazing idea! I have loved this book and movie forever and I am soooo glad someone is finally doing this! I visited Cleveland, OH a few years back and they did this same thing with the house from the movie "A Christmas Story" ... It was amazing: The house restored and gave tours and the house across the street was a museum of artifacts. Hope this project turns out as well as that did! (Might want to consider them as a template? And the properties next door and have a separate building for the museum???) Good Luck! Looking forward to visiting when it's completed!!!

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Becky Reed
12 months ago
1
1

I have spent a lot of time in that house, my sister lived there and one of my very best friends from school lived there, this was before the movie was filmed. Many fond memories of that place!

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Emmaly Pearman Ritchie
12 months ago
1
1

Thank you so much for taking an interest in this house. My husbands grandpa owned that home until he passed away. We were told lots of stories about the guys and the filming of the movie. At the time of his passing we couldn't afford to do anything with the house and asked the city to buy it and do something like this with it. They were not interested. Up until the day he died the house stayed the same even the stove. Please keep us updated on the progress. If we can help in anyway let us know. The garage has been torn down since he passed but that's where the hung out between sets.

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$33,250 of $75k goal

Raised by 509 people in 13 months
Created March 30, 2016
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$1,000
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12 months ago
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$1,000
Joshua Barrett
13 months ago
7
7
$610
Jimmy Cash
10 months ago
6
6

The Outsiders screening at Ralph's Rock Diner in Worcester, Ma

AJ
$1,000
Alan Jamieson
11 months ago
6
6
JB
$2,000
John Bauer
11 months ago
6
6
DD
$34
Del Dios Academy of Arts & Sciences Dragons
10 months ago
5
5

Our 7th grader class loved reading The Outsiders so much they wanted to help save the house! So they asked their fellow Dragons to donate their spare change to the cause. :) We look forward to tracking the progress and they are hoping to be able to visit the museum some day!

GG
$1,000
Ginger Gibson
9 months ago
4
4

Perhaps you could use some volunteer help? I am not skilled in home building but I am a hard worker and have remodeled a number of homes. Please email me directly if I could be helpful.

$150
Michelle Weagle
11 months ago
4
4

Thanks for taking on what so many of us would loved to have done but just weren't in the right place in life to do it! So glad the house will be preserved.

SW
$100
Shannon Weber
11 months ago
4
4
PY
$500
Paul Yeaple
12 months ago
4
4
Debbie McKinnis Lapham
13 months ago

What a great project. I was in high school in Tulsa when this was filmed. A fellow student was the stand in for Matt Dillon. I highly suggest you contact the incredible list of young actors that got their start in this film for their support also!

+ Read More
Christina R. Zsolzai Green
13 months ago
7
7

Can we get a look inside? There are several houses in the 3rd & Lewis area slated for demo. Maybe the city will allow for salvage of the Windows and woodwork to keep it authentic.this is a great project.

+ Read More
Rae Brummett
13 months ago
6
6

I was an extra in the film. It was a great experience. Hope your dream comes true.

+ Read More
Mufasa Mann Locke
12 months ago
5
5

Shared with Coppola family and Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise. Hope they can help. Good Luck Danny

+ Read More
Lisa Marie Ramirez
13 months ago
4
4

I live two houses away from this and wondered what all was happening to it since there's a dumpster out back. I used to know some people who lived in it and every time I would walk in the house I would try to picture it as it looked back when it was becoming filmed. I would always see people stop by and take pictures with it, even though it was very bad looking but people didn't care how it looked, they just knew that was a historic landmark of Tulsa. I remember my friends would come over and pick me up and be so in shock about seeing the actual house, it would give me joy. Now seeing it being rebuilt and back to good looking, gives me joy and happiness. Thanks so much guys! Hope all goes well!

+ Read More
Crystal Secrist Layer
11 months ago
3
3

I was in this movie when I was 5 years old. Was attending Lowell Elementary (the last year it was open). This was one of the funnest things I ever done. Even though I live in TX now I drive by the old park and school that I lived across the street from when I come home. I can't wait to see this when its restored and open!

+ Read More
Alan Glasco
12 months ago
3
3

If they open up the house as a museum I can give the information (floorplans and discriptions) of the Bar (square building which was originally 'The Rosedew Egg Farm"). Maybe someone could make a model of the now gone structure. I lived in the bar/egg farm house back in the mid to late 60's.

+ Read More
Patricia Terry
12 months ago
3
3

You should contact the local new stations here in town they would be able to get the word out to the community much faster and could definitely create some interest from the arts community here.

+ Read More
Joe Schellinger
13 months ago
3
3

Delta Bravo does it better.

+ Read More
Lara Burkholder
12 months ago
2
2

I wish I could help, but I am so excited to hear about this renovation I absolutely love this movie and book. I found out about this book back in the seventh grade when I worked in my school library and then had to have l S.E. Hinton. Now my children know about her from reading in school and of course me. Great job on what you are doing my prayers go to you for success.

+ Read More
David R. Clark
12 months ago
2
2

Unable to help with a contribution, but can give you my professional skill to help with the restoration. I'm a contract painter. Make connection with me in FB. David R Clark---Tulsa

+ Read More
Rebecca Holder
12 months ago
2
2

I teach this book in my Lit class and can remember the day the movie came out. One of my favorite books ever. I will donate come payday! (Im a teacher so dont expect much.) Do it for Johnny!

+ Read More
Lori Sheirer
12 months ago
2
2

Awesome!!!! Yes I will donate!! Hope to see it someday...I was a huge fan of the book then an even bigger fan of the movie!! If there is any left over how about replacing the fountain?? Stay Gold!

+ Read More
Anissa Reynolds-Horton
13 months ago
2
2

Yes, i was thinking the same thing Debbie. See if the actors would be interested in helping finance this project. RIP Patrick Swayze. I want to help when i can.

+ Read More
Provin Martin
13 months ago
2
2

Thank you thank you thank you!!!

+ Read More
Rob Puzo Jr.
10 months ago
1
1

Do it for Jonny!

+ Read More
Liz Amelia
12 months ago
1
1

Please get a website up. I think it will help with donations. The link to a website on your twitter is not working.

+ Read More
Travis McLarty
12 months ago
1
1

This is an amazing idea! I have loved this book and movie forever and I am soooo glad someone is finally doing this! I visited Cleveland, OH a few years back and they did this same thing with the house from the movie "A Christmas Story" ... It was amazing: The house restored and gave tours and the house across the street was a museum of artifacts. Hope this project turns out as well as that did! (Might want to consider them as a template? And the properties next door and have a separate building for the museum???) Good Luck! Looking forward to visiting when it's completed!!!

+ Read More
Becky Reed
12 months ago
1
1

I have spent a lot of time in that house, my sister lived there and one of my very best friends from school lived there, this was before the movie was filmed. Many fond memories of that place!

+ Read More
Emmaly Pearman Ritchie
12 months ago
1
1

Thank you so much for taking an interest in this house. My husbands grandpa owned that home until he passed away. We were told lots of stories about the guys and the filming of the movie. At the time of his passing we couldn't afford to do anything with the house and asked the city to buy it and do something like this with it. They were not interested. Up until the day he died the house stayed the same even the stove. Please keep us updated on the progress. If we can help in anyway let us know. The garage has been torn down since he passed but that's where the hung out between sets.

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