Jack White must be a major Francis Ford Coppola fan.
The rock legend has donated $30,000 to help preserve the iconic home from the 1983 film, The Outsiders. The house, purchased in 2015 by House of Pain founding member Danny Boy O’Connor, is in the process of becoming a museum. The movie was based on the 1967 coming-of-age novel by S.E. Hinton, who was just 18 when the book about the battle between blue collar “greasers” and upper-class “socs” was published. The generous contribution from White helped O’Connor to reach his $75,000 fundraising goal. The latter tweeted out his appreciation following the news.
“If there’s a higher caliber of human being who just happen to be a rock god I haven’t met em’,” he wrote. “Thank you, Jack White. You are a prince among men. Stay Gold.”
If there’s a higher caliber of human being who just happens to be a rock god I haven’t met em’. Thank you, Jack White. You are a prince among men. Stay Gold. pic.twitter.com/TXo6KtsOWs
— Danny Boy O’Connor (@DannyBoy1968) September 18, 2018
In addition to chipping in large sums to maintain 80s movie homes, White has stayed busy on the music front, as well. On Friday (Sept. 21), he released a live concert film titled Jack White: Kneeling at the Anthem D.C., which also included an Amazon Original live six-song EP with highlights from the May 30, 2018 performance.
Watch the original trailer for The Outsiders below.