Tom Mix did his own stunts long before there were stuntmen and doubles handling the dangerous stuff. His silents for Fox were big box office and kept that studio solvent.
One of the top box office stars of the 1920s ...
Tom Mix has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1958, he was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. And at the 1987 Golden Boot program, Mix was the recipient of their In Memorial Award.
Tom Mix was a genuine Hollywood legend and his lavish lifestyle reflected that status, as his salary at Fox reached $17,500.00 ..... PER WEEK.
Tom Mix, loved fast automobiles, and drove them with accelerator to the floorboard.
Over the years, the ownership of the Mix death car has changed several times. In August, 2009, it was sold at a Bonhams auction and there's some info and photos at:http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=USA&screen=lotdetailsNoFlash&iSaleItemNo=4225432&iSaleNo=17327&iSaleSectionNo=2#
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Thank you to my cousin, Linda Hughes, (Mabel Williams Hewes granddaughter,) for another perfect song to go along with The Maybelline Docu-Blog's, Silent Film and concert series week.