Texas Guinan: April 1934
TEXAS GUINAN was featured in a newspaper headline during early April 1934.
• • On 2 April 1934, one of the armored cars owned by Texas Guinan — — always garaged on Washington Square South, two blocks from the speakeasy hostess's townhouse on West Eighth Street — — sailed to Liverpool, England and its new owner.
• • Texas Guinan, queen of the night clubs, died on 5 November 1933. Her jewelry, furs, and cars were auctioned and one of her showgirls snapped up the bullet-proof vehicle. Perhaps the chorine made a nice profit on the automobile when she resold it shortly afterward to an Englishman. Clearly, the gal was not overcome by the limousine's sentimental value.
• • Texas Guinan loved to be driven out to Long Island for seafood after her club closed for the night, taking along a gaggle of girls who were known as "Texas Guinan's mob" to enjoy the fresh ocean air and the fresh catch.
• • Photo: Texas Guinan • • 1929 • •