Tom Mix (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Tom Mix – photos and quotes

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“You know, the more money a cowboy has, the bigger his hat. Mexicans, too. They think nothing of spending $5,000 for a suit. I’ve seen Mexicans wearing $20 gold pieces on the heels of their shoes. Cowboys, of course, don’t go in for that. You may not believe it, but the best dressed cowboys come from Indian Territory and Oklahoma. Why, those fellows are regular dudes. Yet they’re the best ropers in the world. I remember one time down in Oklahoma at a rodeo. there were 27 of us in a roping contest and every man roped his steer in less than a minute.”Tom Mix

Source: Peggy Lincks (1919)

 

“We have been calling our pictures the silent drama for many years. Now, at last, thanks to talking pictures, we stars are really going to get a little silent drama. Heretofore, everyone on the set has talked, from the director to the electricians, with the star trying to act in competition with all this conversation. Now the star will have a chance to talk for the microphone and the others will have to keep quiet. As for the megaphone that belongs to the director: he can use it now for a stool. The megaphoning days are over.” – Tom Mix  The man on the right is Jim Thorpe. Bizarre Los Angeles

“We have been calling our pictures the silent drama for many years. Now, at last, thanks to talking pictures, we stars are really going to get a little silent drama. Heretofore, everyone on the set has talked, from the director to the electricians, with the star trying to act in competition with all this conversation. Now the star will have a chance to talk for the microphone and the others will have to keep quiet. As for the megaphone that belongs to the director: he can use it now for a stool. The megaphoning days are over.” – Tom Mix

The man on the right is Jim Thorpe.

 

“Why the world’s record [for steer roping] is 17 seconds, made at Canyon City, in 1911. I’m he. Beat the world’s record of 18 seconds by one second. I also hold the record for bulldogging steers. I bulldogged six in an average of 9 1/4 seconds for each one, and one I bulldogged in 5 seconds flat. It’s great sport.”Tom Mix

Source: Peggy Lincks (1919)

Photo: 1929

 

 

Cowboy star Tom Mix is one of the surviving cut-outs used for the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. It still existed as late as 2005, when it sold at auction. Here is the original photo by Witzel (far left), the hand-tinted cut-out used for the album cover (middle), and, lastly, its placement within the album cover's collage (right). Bizarre Los Angeles

Cowboy star Tom Mix is one of the surviving cut-outs used for the BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. It still existed as late as 2005, when it sold at auction. Here is the original photo by Witzel (far left), the hand-tinted cut-out used for the album cover (middle), and, lastly, its placement within the album cover’s collage (right).

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