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!

Monday, March 20, 2006

Texas: Spirit of Cabin Mine 1919

Before she came to New York for good, Texas Guinan was an expert rider - - born and bred in Waco, Texas - - who starred in silent films. In 1919 "The Spirit of Cabin Mine" was made for the Frohman Amusement Corp. as a two-reeler.

• • SYNOPSIS: Texas Guinan was kidnapped as a baby and raised by the indian who killed her mother. Now grown, Texas spurns the advances of the reservation agent and foils his plans to steal gold from a miner, who turns out to be her real father.
• • The Library of Congress has preserved the movie. [This 1919 film is in the Public Domain.]
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• • photos from the film starring Texas Guinan •

Texas Guinan.