26 & 28 Sep 1925
On September 26th 1925, The Alton Evening Telegraph advertised a Vaudeville show at the Grand Opera House (Grand Theatre), “Donna Darling and Girls: Singing and Dancing Review.”
In the paper on the 28th, they reported,
“The new vaudeville act at the Grand which opened yesterday is one of the best and was received with great appreciation.
“Donna Darling and Girls” have an offering of song and dance also giving a display of bathing beauties from the year 1860 to 1925 also showing the designs of the French, German, American Hawaiian and other bathing girls and suits.”
Also on the bill was the movie “The Knockout” with Milton Sills and other vaudeville shows including Dippy Diers and Bennett in “Inimitable rantominists” and Lew Rose & Brownie in “Gloom Destroyers”.
The Grand Theatre (Opera House) was built in 1920, so it was only five years old when Donna played there. The theater closed in 1977.
The Grand Theatre
Thanks to The Telegraph, Alton, IL