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!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Remarkable Texas

TEXAS GUINAN is featured in this book:
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Texas Women
by Greta Anderson
(TWODOT - Paperback, 2002)

• • Ten inspiring biographical accounts of 19th century Texas women who changed history are well-researched and well-written.
Of particular interest: Cynthia Ann Parker, raised by Comanches; Sara Estela Ramirez, a Mexican-born poet; and (of course) "Texas" Guinan, nightclub hostess and film star. Greta Andersen writes with admiration and compassion for her subjects.
• • "More than Petticoats" is a series about American women.
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• • photo: Remarkable Texas Women [2002] •

Texas Guinan.