Responding to requests for vintage tobacco trade cards, My Forever Treasures is offering a beautiful 100 year old Tom Mix treasure. Tom Mix was an American film actor and the star of many early western movies from 1909 to 1935. 291 films in total and all but 9 of which were silent movies. He was Hollywood’s first western star and helped define the genre as it emerged in the early days of cinema. In 1905, Mix rode with President Theodore Roosevelt’s inaugural parade. He began his film career in a short 1909 film called “The Cowboy Millionaire.”
In 1910, he appeared as himself in a documentary film “Ranch Life in the Great Southwest,” in which he displayed his skills as a cattle wrangler. The film was a success and Mix became an early motion picture star. He performed in more than 100 films for the Selig Polyscope Co. Tom Mix made more than 100 films throughout the 1920’s. These were action-oriented. Mix did his own stunts. Heroes and villains were sharply defined and a clean-cut cowboy(Tom Mix) always saved the day. Saturday afternoons had millions of children cheering their hero.
Tom’s salary for Fox reached $7,500 a week. He was truly one of America’s first action superstars. My Forever Treasures is offering this 100 year old cinema gem to please our tobacco trade card collectors. Welcome Tom Mix into your home. It’s vintage “Eye Candy” Time. Our pleasure.
WESTERN COWBOY STAR – TOM MIX – BIOGRAPHY
Thomas Edwin “Tom” Mix (born Thomas Hezikiah Mix; January 6, 1880 — October 12, 1940) was an American film actor and the star of many early Western movies. He made a reported 336 films between 1910 and 1935.