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!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Texas Guinan Onstage in 2008

• • The event's board of directors met and approved my director's pitch
and my play "COURTING MAE WEST" has cleared the first hurdle to be onstage during their annual early July festival in a theatre in Manhattan.
• • The festival offers over 30 live acts. Mine is one of the two plays they will produce. My 95-minute serious-minded comedy will be shown FOUR times onstage [in a theatre with fewer than 99 seats].
• • Texas Guinan is in the cast along with other real-life characters that Mae West knew (and Mae knew quite a lot of characters).
• • After the 9 February 1927 performance of "SEX," Mae was hauled off to Jefferson Market Police Court on Sixth Avenue, where she spent the night locked up with streetwalkers and drug addicts.
• • Details and ticket prices will be posted when available.
• • Get ready to come up and see Mae onstage during July 2008.
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• • Photo: Texas Guinan's friend • • 1927 • •

Texas Guinan.

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