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, October 29, 2006

Texas Guinan: Jay Hunt

TEXAS GUINAN starred in "My Lady Robin Hood" [1919].
• • The storyline of this silent film was centered - - as you might expect - - on a female bandit with a heart of gold who steals from gamblers and gives to a poor family with a crippled daughter.
• • This was the final film directed by Jay Hunt, who was 64 years old when he worked with Texas Guinan. Born in Philadelphia on 4 August 1855, Jay Hunt died in Los Angeles on 18 November 1932.
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• • Illustration: "My Lady Robin Hood" • • 1919 • •

Texas Guinan.