Born on 12 January 1884 in Waco, Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan played a gun-slinger and rode bareback in silent films, took New York by storm in 1906, and earned a salary of $700,000 as a speakeasy hostess. Here are highlights from a life led at full speed until 5 November 1933. Meet TEXAS GUINAN!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Texas Guinan & St. Joseph

Who is the "Mystery Baby" [an heiress?]baptized in this church on March 27, 1927?

March 28, 1927 - The New York Times:
Texas Guinan, night club hostess, and Lew Ney, "Mayor" of Greenwich Village, stood as godmother and godfather respectively at the christening of a three-months-old "mystery baby" yesterday afternoon in St. Joseph's Church at Sixth Avenue and Washington Place.

Miss Guinan said she intended to adopt the baby, following receipt of a letter from te mother and a subsequent interview with her.