A true institution in Tulsa, the Mayo has seen some of the greatest. Recently renovated after years of neglect, it is one of the main plot points of the first season of Tulsa King.
It is indeed here that Dwight Manfredi, the character played by Sylvester Stallone, settles when he arrives in Tulsa, in order to set up the strategy supposed to allow him to take control of the whole city.
One legend meets another
The Mayo Hotel is seen several times in the series. The roof sign, lobby and façade are clearly identifiable and therefore have not been altered. The interiors, however, were shot in studio, such as the meeting of Dwight Manfredi and Stacy Beale (Andrea Savage).
Simply using the Mayo Hotel allowed showrunner Taylor Sheridan to anchor the series in Tulsa, even though several scenes were filmed in Oklahoma City.
Rambo in the country
Accustomed to reworking scripts and sometimes managing the direction, Sylvester Stallone had to trust Taylor Sheridan here.
Nevertheless, the latter was open to suggestions from his star, as the ex-Rambo explained to the site Collider: “I spoke primarily with Taylor, but more with Terry. I say, “Look, I understand what you’re trying to convey here,” but quite often I have to put it in my own words. It helps me memorize it, but also there’s a certain cadence that everyone has. (…) It just seems spontaneous rather than overly rehearsed.“
Tulsa King is the fifth series carried by Taylor Sheridan after Yellowstone, 1883, Mayor of Kingstown and 1923.
The Mayo Hotel
A jewel of Art Deco architecture, the Mayo hotel was created in 1925 under the leadership of Cass A. and John D. Mayo.
It was following the success of their furniture store that the two Mayo brothers decided to build a luxury hotel in the city then considered the oil capital of the world. With 600 serviced rooms, the Mayo is the first in Tulsa to offer running chilled water and ceiling fans. Over the years, all the celebrities passing through town have stopped there, such as Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, Lucille Ball, Charlie Chaplin and John F. Kennedy. Closed in 1981 after being classified as a historic monument, it was renovated and opened its doors again, brand new, in 2009, ready to write a new chapter in its glorious history.
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