James Garner Tribute, Norman Oklahoma
Written by Jim Suva
My good friends Donna and Jeff Loebler recently took a trip to Norman, Oklahoma. This is the hometown of James Garner. Now Donna and Jeff are big James Garner fans. In fact they are currently restoring and building a replica of The Rockford Files Firebird.
There first stop in Oklahoma was at the National Cowboy and Western Hertiage Museum at 1700 NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. There is a nice display of Mr. Garner's, Bret Maverick costume, from the 1981 TV series Bret Maverick. Below are some pictures of their display. Click on picture to make for larger viewing.
Donna and Jeff next stop was Norman, Oklahoma. There they found the statue of James Garner. Around the statue is a brick wall with the names of the Friends of James Garner. See pictures below:
Just a few blocks from the James Garner Plaza is the University of Oklahoma Theater. The theater was actually closed, but a student took Donna and Jeff in to see the lobby. In the lobby is a very nice display, s a tribute to Mr. Garner, which includes his chair. This chair was custom made and was used all over the world, on his different films and TV shows.
I would like to thank Donna and Jeff for all of these wonderful pictures, that they took and shared with us. Donna said that the people in Norman love James Garner. Any true Garner fan should make a trip, to see his hometown.