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, February 11, 2006

Texas: Isn't She Romantic?

"MARRIAGE is all right, but I think it's carrying love a little bit too far," said Texas Guinan.
• • Texas, of course, had many fans.
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• • photo: Texas G on the menu cover • "Texas Guinan 300 Club" [151 West 54th St.]

Texas Guinan.