More Findings about Donna
In my search for Donna and her activities in show business, I went ahead and subscribed to Newspapers.Com. They are one of the top newspaper subscription sites and well worth having a subscription.
A search on “Montran” found many new articles regarding Donna. For example, I learned that Donna had joined the company of “Chin Chin” earlier than I had previously thought. In an October 31th newspaper, Donna, “who only recently joined the company” was called out in an article about pleasing the audience of 2600 people at the Lincoln Square theater. They also mention she didn’t have enough volume but we’ll ignore that opinion.)
|Interior of the Walker Theater, Winnipeg, Canada about 1990
Courtesy: Canada’s Historic Places
I was also able to find several other personal call-outs as well as several more showings of “Chin Chin” around the country, including a six-day showing in Winnipeg, Canada.
Other new findings that I still need to research and blog about include:
Jan 19-24, 1920 – Winnipeg, Canada – Walker Theatre
Feb 12, 1920 – Eau Claire, WI – The Nelson – Callout!
Feb 15, 1920 – Logansport, IN – Nelson Theater.
Feb 19, 1920 – Fort Wayne, Majestic Theater.
Feb 23, 1920 – Muskegon, MI – Regent
Feb 25, 1920 – Bay City, MI – Washington Theater
Feb 26, 1920 – Saginaw, MI – Auditorium
Feb 28, 1920 – Ann Arbor, MI – Whitney Theater
Mar 1, 1920 – Baltimore – Auditorium
(I can’t wait to write about the Walker Theater. It has been renovated and is currently a Performing Arts Theater of renown.)
There were also many other findings for other shows after her “Chin Chin” performances that I will also need to research further. Add to that a list of other engagements I received from Uncle Russ (Donna’s son) so, I have lots more research to do about each of these engagements. I should remain busy with the life of Madonna for a long time to come.