Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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  • Steve Spears

Jack White helps save house from ‘The Outsiders’

Do you remember the 1983 movie The Outsiders? Sure, you do. This is an '80s blog. What you might not remember as much is the house from the movie, where the "Curtis brothers" in the film lived. Well, it turns out that house is still around in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but just barely.

That's where musician Jack White steps in. White has just donated $30,000 to restore the house and help turn it into a museum that pays tribute to both the movie and the book it's based on.

Movieweb.com reports that a team of super-fans has been attempting to raise $75,000 to save the beloved structure, which needed much more restoration help than originally believed. After scraping together $45,000 on their own over two years, White decided to make up the difference. Stay gold, Greasers!

The Outsiders, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starred a huge group of up-and-coming actors – some in only brief roles – including C. Thomas Howell, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Macchio, Leif Garrett, Tom Waits and Diane Lane. The plot depicted a group of tough, working class teens (the "Greasers") and their rivalry with the up-town "Socs."

Read the full story at Movieweb.com and to learn more about The Outsiders' house, visit its official website. Watch a video of Rob Lowe touring the house.

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