Lee Allan Smith: Oklahoma’s Best Friend

By Bob Burke and Gini Moore Campbell -- $26.95

As a college student and Air Force officer, Lee Allan Smith was a world-class planner of special events that entertained people. That early training prepared him to be Oklahoma’s greatest promoter and man behind the scenes of the most magnificent galas in state history.

The Stars and Stripes shows, Oklahoma’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic Festival, the reopening of the stage play “Oklahoma,” the reopening of the Civic Center Music Hall, the dedication of the Oklahoma State Capitol dome, and the celebration of Oklahoma’s Centennial could not have happened without his leadership.