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!

Friday, November 04, 2005

Piece of Texas: Live Auction Nov. 12

Auction Date: Nov-12-05
Roaring Twenties (Warner Brothers, 1939). Midget Window Card (8"X 14").
Heritage Gallery described this item: This last of the '30s gangster films, with James Cagney in the thinly-disguised (and humanized) lead role, was based upon the real-life rise and fall of New York mobster/ racketeer Larry Fay who had a business relationship with his brassy, frowsy saloon singer-promoter and hostess Texas Guinan [Gladys George's role as Panama Smith]. Humphrey Bogart co-stars as Cagney's ruthless second-fiddle lieutenant and then as his rival. This would be the last film in which they would co-star. This great midget card is identical to the one sheet and has a small chunk out of the upper left corner. . . . Printed on the linen-finish paper Warner's used prior to the war, this card glows with its deep colors and dynamic image. . . .
Auction to be conducted on a live auction floor [over the Internet] through eBay Live.

Texas Guinan.