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A Route 66 video postcard of Oklahoma January 14, 2013

Posted by Ron Warnick in Music, Photographs.
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This well-done video about Route 66 in Oklahoma was posted a few days ago by Richard Cox of Oklahoma City-based Cimarron Photography and Design.

The description says it’s a “very small preview” of what Cox called a Route 66 Video Postcard. I emailed Cox at Cimarron for more details, but received no response. So your guess is as good as mine about the breadth of the project.

The song with the video is “The Motherland, OK,” by The Road Crew. The song can be downloaded for 99 cents here. Or you can download the whole album, “Songs from the Mother Road,” from here.

UPDATE 1/17/2013: I got an email from Cox. He said:

The video is a see it as it is now look at the State as experienced from Rt.starting north from Quapaw and West to Erick.  The focus is Oklahoma only.  We photographed and interviewed our way through the state and I am now designing and producing the show. I plan on distributing through many of the merchants along the route as well as Museum gift shops and possibly State of Oklahoma tourist bureaus.

He said the film will probably be about an hour in length.

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1. Susan Yates - January 14, 2013

An interesting collection of images, some easily recognizable as Oklahoma, some generic and could be anywhere, and at least one that decidedly has no connection to Oklahoma. Cozy Dog at the 2:03 mark certainly isn’t ours.. Maybe the photographer snapped that shot at an eight state display in one of the museums along Route 66 in Oklahoma and didn’t realize it wasn’t in Oklahoma. Perhaps you can set the producers straight when they reply to your inquiry.

Ron Warnick - January 14, 2013

I missed the ol’ Cozy Dog. Regardless, the video is overwhelmingly Sooner State-based.

2. Laurel Kane - January 15, 2013

I’ve known and worked with Richard and Rick for some time now, and I have quite a respect for the work they are doing on what I believe will be an important video representation of Route 66. They are indeed devoted to the Mother Road (although, being professionals, of course they have other projects going at the same time) but I can attest to the fact that they have put in a lot of hours on this particular one, which is close to their hearts. I was excited to see quite a few snippets taken at Afton Station, and I also saw some of the postcard images I loaned them for the project. As far as the Cozy Dog is concerned, the image at the 2:03 mark is that of a vintage poster of the Cozy which I own and display at Afton Station. It was given to me years ago by Bob Waldmire. Richard and Rick are true artists, so I’m sure their work is progressing slowly and with great attention to detail. I, for one, am eager to see the finished project.

Susan Yates - January 15, 2013

A shot of a Cozy Dog poster on the wall at Afton Station–that explains it. As we can only see the poster image and not where it’s hanging, Cozy Dog seemed to be presented as something found in Oklahoma. It is a beautiful video production and I look forward to seeing more.


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