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    Tom Mix Circus Poster (mid-1930s). Circus Poster (21" X 28").
    One of the biggest Western stars of the silent era, Tom Mix combined Western feats of derring-do with a showman's sense of flash and style, most likely gained from the time he spent in Wild West Shows in the early years of the twentieth century. Mix originally entered Hollywood as a horse wrangler, but soon began appearing in, and then starring in, pictures as well. Quickly becoming the top cowboy star of his day, Mix was riding high until the coming of sound. Uncomfortable with the new medium, he made a handful of talkies for Universal, and a blockbuster serial, The Miracle Rider (1935), for Mascot before retiring from the screen for good. He then toured with his own Tom Mix Circus from 1936 to 1938 before dying in a tragic automobile accident on October 12, 1940. This beautiful stone litho sheet, with an exquisite portrait of Mix and his horse, Tony, is a beautiful image of the great star at the height of his fame. In superb condition, only some light edge wear keeps it from an even higher grade. Very Fine+.


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