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!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Texas Guinan: 12 January

• • On her birthday, let's give the little lady a nice big hand!
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• • photo: Texas Guinan

Texas Guinan.