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!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Texas Lone Star Spirit

You're the spirit of Christmas
My star on the tree
. . .
[ - from the old song "Daddy's Little Girl"]
• • Though Texas Guinan will not be decorating her annual holiday tree this December, fans can still enjoy Texas Guinan's lone star on "The Walk of Fame" in Hollywood forever:

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Photo: Texas Guinan's lone star [Hollywood]
Texas Guinan.