White Stripes vocalist and guitar player, Jack White has an eclectic taste that informs his genre-bending musical styles. Outside of the music realm, he is also a fan of one classic movie in particular: 1983’s The Outsiders. The Portland Press Herald writes that on Friday, September 22, White’s management confirmed that “he donated $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was featured in The Outsiders.”
His funds helped the fundraiser meet the larger goal of $75,000 needed to complete the renovations. The project was started by rapper Danny “Boy” O’Connor, who purchased the house in 2016 under his company Delta Bravo. After falling in love with Tulsa, often nicknamed “Magic City,” O’Connor has thrown himself into an effort to highlight the city’s attractions and culture, starting with converting the house on 731 N. St. Louis Ave into a museum.
Learning about construction, permits, and restoration on the fly, O’Connor is happy to see members of the community lending a helping hand.
“What we lack in funds, we are making up in people’s generosity and kindness.”
Thanks to the community’s help and White’s donation, the project will continue, preserving the coming-of-age tale.
Jack White’s new concert film, Jack White: Kneeling at the Anthem D.C, is available now for streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Taken from White’s second sold out night at The Anthem in Washington D.C, the film comes with a six song Amazon Original live EP with highlights from the show. Only available through Amazon Music.
The Outsiders is based on S.E Hinton’s novel first published in 1967. The movie, which has become an 80’s classic, features songs by artists like, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Van Morrison.