Circus Main EntranceCircusesCircus PerformersCircus SideshowsCircus Sideshow performersLife with the circusCircus owners and managersCircus MoviesCircus candy butchers
MAIN
ENTRANCE
CIRCUSESPERFORMERSSIDESHOWSSIDESHOW
ACTS
CIRCUS
LIFE
CIRCUS
OWNERS
CIRCUS
MOVIES
CANDY
BUTCHERS

Tom Mix Circus

Tom Mix Circus

Tom Mix Circus 2
Click to enlarge
 
Tom Mix Circus 4
Click to enlarge
 
Tom Mix Circus 5
 
 
Tom Mix Circus 9
Click to enlarge
 
Tom Mix Circus 46
Click to enlarge
 
 

 

 

Tom Mix was the motion picture "Super Star" of the early twentieth century.

Although he made the transition into Sound films, by the late 1920s his popularity had begun to decline. In 1929 he joined the Sells-Floto Circus as their feature attraction and stayed with the through the 1932 season.

In 1934 Mix was with the "Sam B. Dill motorized circus". In 1935 Mix purchased the show to take out his own truck show the "Tom Mix Circus".

Tom mix's horse "Tony" was used as a "pit show", people would pay extra and crowd into a small tent on the midway to see "Tony the Wonder Horse". Tony had also acquired fame, appearing in 181 westerns with Mix.

1938 was a disastrous year for circuses, this was complicated by Mix's extravagant lifestyle. The Tom Mix Circus was unable to complete the full season and the show folded in 1938. The equipment was moved to the "Southwestern Stock Show Grounds" in El Paso Texas, where Mix was a friend of the sheriff. The show was then sold off, most of the trucks were purchased by a local auto dealer Karl Goodman. The tents, seats and other show equipment were sold to Patty Conklin, an owner of circuses and carnivals in Canada.

See our page on "Tom Mix" for more detailed information..

 

 

Previous Circus   Next Circus
Previous   Next

 

 
Tom Mix Circus 3
Click to enlarge
 
Tom Mix Sidehsow 1
Click to enlarge
 
Tom Mix Circus 7
Click to enlarge
 
Tom Mix Circus
Click to enlarge
 
 

Main Entrance List of American Circuses List of Circuses Performers List of Circus Owners
Main Entrance Circuses Performers Owners

 Copyright ©2013 Circuses and Sideshows Dot Com