Cinema: Exit Tony

A Los Angeles veterinarian and a taxidermist drove out one day last week to the San Fernando Valley ranch of the late Tom Mix, walked into a shed where the most famous horse since Pegasus stood in the mildness of his last few moments alive. The horse was Tony, who was a scrawny yearling following a vegetable wagon around a small town in Arizona when Tom Mix gave $12.50 for him. In the years that followed, Tony became the valiant central symbol of a cinematic age of innocence, the hero of millions of small...

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