Texas Guinan's Speakeasy

The original Guinan owned several gin mills in New York City. Her trademark welcome was "Hello, Suckers!"  She began her career as an actress, and was one of the original silent movie cowgirls. Legend has it that the joint was raided one night when the Prince of Wales was there. She popped an apron on him and hid him in the kitchen, washing dishes.
Photo: Cecil Beeton

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