1. I am interested in “Black Gold” (1928) filmed in Tatums, Oklahoma. My grandfather was with Pure Oil at the time and living in Fort Worth, Texas. I can’t find any information about drilling around Tatums at that time: what companies were involved and what tracts they were drilling on. “Black Gold” might well have been filmed at a Pure Oil facility. BTW, my grandfather rejected the racism that was a fact of life in white society at the time. He might well have learned from the production of “Black Gold,” since a white man, Norman, was there to mediate between him and the actors and locals.

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