Scope and Contents
Fourteen archival binder boxes store the estimated 1,293 images in this collection. Some images are film stills or copy photographs of posters, for which are identified by film name only. Those images which did not include a published name of the film represented but had a hand-written note of the film, this information is represented in brackets. Some images had brief newspaper clippings or notes written or typed on the reverse side; these included when possible.
Series 1: William S. Hart: Box 1, 1999.023.0001-.0082, .0969-.0970, photographs and film stills. The first box includes a typewritten list of William S. Hart films.
Series 2: Ken Maynard: Boxes 2-3, 1999.023.0083-.0242, photographs and film stills. The first box includes a folder containing related ephemera.
Series 3: Hoot Gibson: Boxes 4-5, 1999.023.0243-.0397, photographs and film stills. The first box includes a folder containing related ephemera.
Series 4: Buck Jones: Boxes 6-7, 1999.023.0398-.0564, photographs and film stills. The first box includes a folder containing related ephemera.
Series 5: Tim McCoy: Box 8, 1999.023.0565-.0643, .1500-.1503, photographs and film stills. The first box includes a typewritten list of Tim McCoy films.
Series 6: Tom Mix: Boxes 9-11, 1999.023.0644-.0970, photographs and film stills. The first box includes a folder containing related ephemera.
Series 7: Miscellaneous, A-W: Box 12, 1999.023.0971-.1194, .1495-.1498, photographs and film stills. Includes a folder containing related ephemera.
Series 8: Post Cards, Prints, Arcade Cards: Box 14, 1999.023.1195-.1494, post cards, prints, and arcade cards of numerous western actors and actresses.
- circa 1920-circa 1960
- From the Collection: Allen, Mark (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The Mark Allen Collection has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.
Biographical / Historical
Hoot Gibson, cowboy and movie star, was born as Edmund Gibson on August 6, 1892, in Tekamah, Nebraska. He was a veteran rodeo performer as a teenager and he won the “World’s All-Around Champion Cowboy” title when he was just twenty-years old.
Hoot Gibson made more than 200 movies during his 50-year career. His first movie was The Two Brothers, in 1910. Gibson went into the Army during World War I. When he returned to acting, he was billed as “The Smiling Whirlwind.” That was a reference to the fact that in his cowboy movies he often did not even carry a gun, and he often defused tense situations with humor rather than a fight.
Hoot Gibson died in 1962 and was buried in Inglewood, California.
From the Collection: 3.50 Linear Feet (14 binder boxes)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
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