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, March 05, 2006

Texas: March 2, 1919

On 2 March 1919, Texas Guinan put this ad in The New York Times [@ 45 cents per line]:
- - Furnished - West Side - -

8th Street - 17 WEST. (Off 5th Av., Washington Square District.) - - Beautifully furnished apartment: piano, fireplace, furnace heat, telephone, electricity, gas; must be someone who appreciates a handsomely furnished home. Telephone 620 Stuyvesant. Texas Guinan.
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• • photo: Texas Guinan's home • unfortunately, 17 West 8th looks hideous now

Texas Guinan.