January 12, 1884 (Waco, TX)-November 5, 1933 (Vancouver, BC)
Mary Louise Cecilia “Texas” Guinan, New York’s leading badass and flapper, “Queen of the Nightclubs.” She ruled the social scene during prohibition, most notably through her infamous 300 Club. Many of Hollywood’s biggest stars worked in Texas Guinan’s speakeasies before hitting the big time, including Barbara Stanwyck and George Raft. She was jailed many times for selling alcohol, though she remained adamant that she never sold a drop of liquor in her life. Ironically, the United States repealed prohibition the day after her death.