Thursday, January 31, 2008

Silvery Metal TOY MARCHING DRUM, Sticks, Noble and Cooley

Silvery Metal TOY MARCHING DRUM, Sticks, Noble & Cooley - eBay (item 310019464534 end time Feb-07-08 18:17:07 PST)

This drum and drum sticks comes in the original box sleeve that's marked, "55-8, Not recommended for children under three years of age. Toy Marching Drum, Noble & Cooley." The sides, rims and three springs holding it together are all metal, the skins are not. I don't know what they're made of, something sturdy but it's not leather.

Noble & Cooley make real drums and musical toys. Research has shown that children exposed to music and instruments at an early age have significantly improved their ability to think and learn.

The drum is 8 inches wide and 4 1/2 inches high. The two drum sticks are 7 3/4" by 3/8". The skins are unmarked. There are many marks on the shiny silver rims and a few minor scratches on the sides.

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1975 HC Fiction TOM MIX DIED FOR YOUR SINS w/ Clipping!

1975 HC Fiction TOM MIX DIED FOR YOUR SINS w/ Clipping! - eBay (item 310019461552 end time Feb-07-08 18:03:02 PST)

Tom Mix Died for Your Sins A Novel Based on His Life by Darryl Ponicsan is a hardcover with dust jacket, illustrated with 14 pages of photographs. It was published in 1975 by Delacorte Press, New York. This copy is from the second printing.

Tucked inside is an Oct. 17, 1992 DuBois Courier-Express clipping with the headline "Duffy wants to portray Tom Mix." I don't know if they ever made a movie on Tom Mix based on this book or if Patrick Duffy starred in it. DuBois, PA is where Tom Mix grew up.

To learn more about Tom Mix who made 336 films between 1910 to 1935, visit:

From the dust jacket flap:
Here is a brilliantly colorful evocation of the life and times of Tom Mix, as based on fact but told in fiction. The rodeo and ranching days, the movie stunts and the movie glamour, the private and public circuses, Mix's wives and girls, are all covered in a tale as authentic as it is engrossing.

Kid Bandera tells the story--tells it with wit, cynicism, and affection. When he met Tom in 1904, Tom was 24 and knew nothing about being a cowboy. But he knew how to ride, he knew how to fight, how to tell stories, and how to ingratiate himself with every girl who came along.

The Kid and Tom were lawmen together in Kansas, worked a combination ranch and wild west show in Oklahoma. And Tom Mix learned his craft--as he learned every craft he tried--and there were no stunts too hard for him.

When Tom Mix went to Hollywood, he brought his incredible stunts to the silent films and brought incredible wealth--and world fame--to himself. Before his career ended, there were command performances in Europe. For neither before nor since was there a movie cowboy his equal.

Tom Mix Died For Your Sins is the story of a larger than life cowboy in a larger than life era.

Darryl Ponicsan is the author of five previous novels, outstanding among them The Last Detail and Cinderella Liberty. He wrote the screenplay for both of those books, as he has for the forthcoming motion picture of Tom Mix Died For Your Sins. He lives in Ojai, California.
This book is in very good condition and the dust jacket has been repaired with glue where it was torn.

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