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!

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Texas Queen of the Night Clubs

Queen of the Night Clubs
[Warner Brothers, released in March 1929]
Legendary speakeasy queen Texas Guinan plays a character - - "Texas Malone" - - who is very much like herself.

Queen of the Night Clubs photo: Texas Guinan and Lila Lee
"You understand English, don't you?"
"Yes, but I'm so much more familiar with Scotch."
Dialogue Source: Texas Guinan as "Texas Malone" in QUEEN OF THE NIGHTCLUBS (WB-1929)

Director: Brian Foy. Cast: Texas Guinan (Texas Malone); John Davidson (John Holland); Lila Lee (Bea Walters); Arthur Housman (Andy Quinland); George Raft (Gigola); etc. Black & white. Vitaphone.

Texas Guinan.