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, August 26, 2006

Congress Inspects Texas!

New York, NY: "These historical images depict an impressive narrative of American political life during the Prohibition Era," said ARTURO GARCIA-COSTAS, Manhattan Community Representative to Congressman JERROLD L. NADLER, who toured the installation ONSTAGE OUTLAWS: Mae West and Texas Guinan in a Lawless Era at Village Restaurant with chef-owner Stephen Lyle and curator LindaAnn Loschiavo. "I suggest you contact The New-York Historical Society," continued Garcia-Costas, "because that would be the perfect venue for this fascinating backward glance at New York City history and censorship."
• • Source: Village Restaurant • •
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• • Photograph: Arturo Garcia-Costas is enjoying the archival images of Texas Guinan at Village Restaurant's exhibition "Onstage Outlaws: Mae West and Texas Guinan in a Lawless Era" • •

Texas Guinan.