So this blog is not necessarily about Austin, Texas or particular vintage shops. It is about "A Vintage Visionary" - someone from Texas, named Mary Louise Cecilia Guinan (aka, Miss Texas Guinan). She was an American actress from 1906 to 1933 and famous for opening a speakeasy called the 300 Club in New York City. She claimed the patrons brought the alcohol to the club and she never sold it to them. Who knows what really happened but I am intrigued by a Texas entrepreneur who quickly made a spike in her career during Prohibition. She was a powerful woman who carried herself with idealistic charm and for that, I am intrigued by her story. If she carried a diary at all, I can only imagine it was filled with compelling memoirs of a woman in the early 1900's and would love to read it.
Who is your vintage visionary?
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