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!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Texas Guinan: March 1929

March 1929: Texas Guinan's latest film - - "QUEEN of the NIGHT CLUBS" - - was ready to be seen by the public.

To benefit a press agents' "variety artists" charity, Texas allowed them to offer a premiere of this exciting b/w photoplay, part musical and part drama. The event was scheduled for early March at the famed Hippodrome on Sixth Avenue. In April, this film had its public debut in Manhattan.
• • William Davidson, playing an Assistant District Attorney, gets an earful from speakeasy hostess "Texas Malone" in this scene.

• • Queen of the Night Clubs (1929)
• • Directed by Bryan Foy
• • Written by: Addison Burkhard & Murray Roth
• • • Complete credited cast • • •
Texas Guinan .... Texas Malone
John Davidson .... Don Holland
Lila Lee .... Bea Walters
Arthur Housman .... Andy Quinland
Eddie Foy Jr. .... Eddie Parr
Jack Norworth .... Phil Parr
George Raft .... Gigola
Jimmy Phillips .... Nick
William B. Davidson .... Assistant District Attorney (as William Davidson)
John Miljan .... Lawyer Grant
Lee Shumway .... Crandall
Joseph Depew .... Roy
Agnes Franey .... Flapper
Charlotte Merriam .... Girl
James T. Mack .... Judge
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• • photos from the film starring Texas Guinan •

Texas Guinan.