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!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Texas & The Gay Musician

The year was 1909.

On September 7th, The Gay Musician opened in Guelph, Ontario (Canada) with Texas Guinan. She stayed in the cast for several months as this "comic opera" played the circuit of theatres in the American West including Los Angeles.

Photo: The Gay Musician
Texas Guinan.