Days Gone By

Costuming, fashion, silent films and favorite stars, old and new.
A portrait of Texas Guinan by Kesslere. She hailed from Texas and was a silent screen actress in westerns for a time. But her greatest claim to fame came when she became the hostess of the El Fey speakeasy in 1924. She was known for her famous greeting to patrons, “Hello suckers!” After several run-ins with Prohibition agents, the El Fey closed, but Texas went on to open and hostess several more speaks. Whoopi Goldberg’s bar-tending character, “Guinan”, on Star Trek: The Next Generation, was named after Texas.

A portrait of Texas Guinan by Kesslere. She hailed from Texas and was a silent screen actress in westerns for a time. But her greatest claim to fame came when she became the hostess of the El Fey speakeasy in 1924. She was known for her famous greeting to patrons, “Hello suckers!” After several run-ins with Prohibition agents, the El Fey closed, but Texas went on to open and hostess several more speaks. Whoopi Goldberg’s bar-tending character, “Guinan”, on Star Trek: The Next Generation, was named after Texas.

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