Texas Guinan: NYC's Lone Star
• • Texas Guinan [12 January 1884 — 5 November 1933] • •
• • Born in Waco, Texas during the month of January, 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. The versatile stage star led a noisy and joyful life at full speed until 5 November 1933. She was 49 when she died. One month later, Prohibition was repealed.
• • In "Courting Mae West," Texas Guinan's counterpart TEXAS GUINAN is witty, confident, stylish, wealthy, and diamond draped; as MAE WEST observes, being together means "basking in the glow of your investment grade jewelry."
• • A good friend to Mae West who invested in "Diamond Lil" and Mae's other Broadway shows, Texas also held seances with her. We fondly remember the one and only Queen of the Night Clubs on her birthday.
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• • Photo: Texas Guinan • • Prohibition Era • •