As a fan and as owner/writer of feelnumb.com, I spend countless hours researching and locating historical Rock N’ Roll landmarks across the world. Some of these important landmarks are still standing, while others have been either knocked down or are barely hanging on to their history by a thread. This small dilapidated home in a rough area of Tulsa, Oklahoma is one of those landmarks that needed to be saved.
Thats what a personal friend of mine did!!! House of Pain founding member Danny Boy O’Connor stepped in and saved the “Curtis Brothers” house used in Francis Ford Coppola’s movie adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s book “The Outsiders”.
Danny Boy grew up a huge fan of “The Outsiders” and basically jumped in to save the house from ruins without knowing the complete condition of the home. The location that launched the careers of up-and-coming actors C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze and Ralph Macchio was in severe disrepair and in need of a complete restoration.
Since the purchase, local businesses, House of Pain fans and “Outsiders” enthusiasts have already donated to the cause. Locals have donated their construction trade skills, labor, pest control, food for workers as well as movie memorabilia and cash to save the home.
Now this is where we all can join in and help fund this once-in-a-lifetime project. Click the photo below and donate whatever you can to HELP SAVE THE OUTSIDERS HOUSE via gofundme. All the info you need and a personal message from Danny Boy about the project is right there on the site.
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 and please share this with your friends who love “The Outsiders”.
This project is feelnumb.com approved and I promise to send a few feelnumb.com stickers (like the one below in the Curtis house) to everyone that donates, shares this post and help the cause.