Tom Mix

A Heavily Illustrated Biography of the Western Star, with a Filmography


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About the Book

Tom Mix became a major star in the 1920s, earning over $900,000 for his movie work in 1921. Fox refused, however, to renew his contract in 1927, and that, coupled with the stock market crash of 1929, left him virtually penniless. In 1932 Mix resumed his movie career, making Destry Rides Again, his first “talkie.” Later he became a circus owner and star. This is the story of Mix’s life and career; it includes a comprehensive filmography of his work.

About the Author(s)

The late Paul E. Mix was a distant relative of the cowboy and the author of several books. He was a design engineer in Austin, Texas.

Bibliographic Details

Paul E. Mix

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 336
Bibliographic Info: 80 photos, appendices, filmographies, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1995]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6747-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0986-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “will delight collectors and fans”—Collectibles
  • “crammed with information”—Books of the Southwest
  • “richly detailed”—American Country Collectibles
  • “heavily illustrated”—Wrangler’s Roost
  • “useful”—Classic Images
  • “valuable”—Journal of the West
  • “thorough…it’s all there”—Lone Prairie Roundup