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Actor James Woods is traveling Route 66

pic.twitter.com/46Sdpz6SLD — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 24, 2015 Two-time Oscar nominee James Woods has been traveling with a buddy on Route 66 since Oklahoma City, based on his Twitter feed. Here are the Mother Road-related tweets I’ve sifted. The feed…

Teaser film out about Will Rogers, Route 66

A few weeks ago, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma, announced it was working with Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions in nearby Tulsa to produce a three-minute film about the link between Oklahoma movie star and humorist Will Rogers…

William Shatner soon will travel Route 66 in a space-age motorcycle

William Shatner, the actor best-known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the “Star Trek” original television series and movies, is traveling Route 66 this summer, according to a story in a Canadian newspaper and a tweet from…

Pixar short film uses Route 66 motel as its setting

An upcoming short film by Pixar Animation Studios, “Sanjay’s Super Team,” uses a Route 66 motel as its setting. That’s because the short’s director, Sanjay Patel, saw his parents buy and operate Route 66’s Lido Motel in San Bernardino, California, according…

‘The Blue Whale’ film will be made at its namesake

‘The Blue Whale’ film will be made at its namesake

A former Tulsa-area resident is returning home this summer to shoot a movie titled “The Blue Whale” — some of it at the Route 66 landmark by the same name in Catoosa, Oklahoma. According to the Tulsa World, Jonathan Rossetti,…

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

The inaugural Route 66 Kiwanis Art Fair in Romeoville, Illinois, on Aug. 22 will include a tribute to late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Edward Hospital…

Albuquerque board approves ‘condotel’ plan for De Anza

Albuquerque board approves ‘condotel’ plan for De Anza

The Albuquerque Development Commission on Thursday approved an $8.2 million plan to convert the long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge into a condominium and hotel hybrid, according to Albuquerque Business First. It won out over four other proposals, including a $12.4…

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