Tom Mix Circus Cowboy

Posted By on June 30, 2010


Special cowboy movie stars such as Tom Mix often appeared with many of our great circuses and would spend several weeks on the road with them until it came time to shoot another western. Tom was one of many along with Tim McCoy. Ken Maynard, Duncan Reynaldo …. to name a few that were featured in the circus program.  Maxine Penny,  the cowgirl on the horse was a trick rider in the show, most likely in the after show.  Photo taken in Patterson, NJ.  June 20,1931.


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My name is Ivan M. Henry and I am the 4th generation of a circus/show business dynasty. I hope you enjoy the blog.


One Response to “Tom Mix Circus Cowboy”

  1. Karl Davidon says:

    I just found your photos of cowboy stars in the circus. Tom Mix and Maxine Penny is a great photo. I got Clyde Beatty’s autograph in about 1953-54 at Aberdeen, Washington when his circus appeared there. I also used to listen to Beatty’s radio program in the early 1950s.

    Ken Maynard’s name is misspelled as Menard under the above-mentioned photo.

    I have Henrys in my ancestry, out of the Logan County, Ohio area early 1800s.

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