Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Buck Jones -- Only Rival of Tom Mix -- December 15, 2021

Omaha Bee, 18-December-1921

Buck Jones was Fox's second-string cowboy star, after Tom Mix. I like this image from Riding With Death. Jacques Jaccard directed. 

Clovis News, 22-December-1921

This item about Riding With Death reminds us that we recently saw Buck Jones try to change his billing to Charles Jones.

Bemidji Daily Pioneer, 31-December-1921

This ad refers to him as "Charles (Buck) Jones." 

Bemidji Daily Pioneer, 23-December-1921

While this ad refers to him as "Charles Jones," omitting "Buck" entirely. Personally I would rather be called "Buck." 

Great Falls Tribune, 20-December-1921

Bar Nothin' is a good title. Eddie Sedgwick was the director.

Alaska Daily Empire, 29-December-1921

I like the name Spickett's Palace. 

Cambridge, Maryland Daily Banner, 22-December-1921

Hoot Gibson was a contemporary of Tom Mix and Buck Jones. His movies tended to emphasize humor.

Pueblo Chieftan, 18-December-1921

John Ford directed Sure Fire

Great Falls Tribune, 18-December-1921

Note that the Capitol Theater in Great Falls planned to show Rex Ingram's The Conquering Power with Rudolph Valentino, but the print got "lost in transit," so they showed Sure Fire

Pueblo Chieftan, 08-December-1921
Bill Fairbanks was not Doug's brother, but he may have been related. They were both born with the family name "Ullman," but that may have been a coincidence.

Richmond Palladium and Sun-Telegram, 24-December-1921

Lester Cuneo had worked with Tom Mix at the Selig Polyscope Company and then served in the army during World War One. Unable to deal with the death of his wife, Cuneo died by his own hand in 1925.

Cine-Mundial, December, 1921

Tom Santschi (hard name to spell) had a long career, but mostly worked in small character parts after the mid-1920s.

Indiana Daily Times, 03-December-1921

I see that I have not mentioned Texas Guinan in this blog. She started out in vaudeville and theater, then went into the movies, making a series of westerns. Later she ran several speakeasies in New York and became known as "The Queen of the Nightclubs." She died in 1933, just before Prohibition was repealed.  This ad calls her "The Female 'Bill Hart.'"

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