Cowboy movie star Tom Mix was internationally famous. Many legends and tall tales have been told about his life. He was in over 300 films, including both silents and talkies. From humble beginnings in Pennsylvania he rose to international stardom bringing humor and lightheartedness to the western movie genre. He had many personal and professional connections to Arizona. Despite his movie celebrity success, his private life held a series of troubled relationships and financial setbacks. Not a cowboy by birth, he nevertheless was an excellent horseman and did his own stuntwork.
The History Hub in Florence is pleased to present H. Christine Reid of the Pinal County Historical Museum for a dinner show to benefit this non-profit museum in Florence. Reid is a popular speaker with the Arizona Humanities Council and teaches at Anthem/ Merrill Ranch for the ASU Osher LifeLong Learning Institute. This presentation highlights some of the true stories about Mix and his connection to Arizona and debunks some of the Hollywood hype. Why was Mix on that highway south of Florence where he met his death? What happened to the 1937 Cord Phaeton he was driving? Find out about his childhood, the early years in show business, the multiple marriages and divorces, his horses, his career path, his presence in Arizona and the final hours of his life. A wide range of photographs, anecdotes and newspaper articles illustrate this larger than life legend.
The dinner show will be on January 10th at the History Hub. For information and ticket reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-233-3872.