HELLO SUCKERS! PARIS JAILBIRD TEXAS GUINAN COMES BACK TO NEW YORK
Apparently nightclub chanteuse Texas Guinan (see yesterday's post by puthing the itty-bitt arrow down, okay pookie?) took her show on the road once her nightclub days in New York appeared to be over, courtesy of the Great Depression. So she went to France where she was apparently jailed for reasons having to do with lewdness, drunkeness, general decay of morals etc. Sent back to America, the Newsreel cameras captured the above shipboard appearance of Texas and her gang of naughty damsels singing 'Hail Hail The Gang's All Here'. Texas gives a good-natured speech mocking her predicament, declares the French people all right in her book despite her problems and--of course--proclaims America the greatest country in the world, yada yada. This peculiar episode in her career seems to have inspired a revue that she created and starred in called 'Too Hot For Paris'. Just a few months after the above was filmed, while on tour with the show in Chicago, she contracted Amoebic Dysentary during an epidemic at the Congress hotel. She fell ill in Vancouver and turned up her toes there on 11/5/33, age 49, exactly one month before Prohibition was repealed. Have a nice weekend, suckers!
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Posted by Raymond De Felitta at 11:09 AM