Orpheum Theatre – (August?) 1925 – Donna Darling’s Revue
Treasure Chest Thursday
By Don Taylor
For this week’s Treasure Chest Thursday, I’m looking at a clipping from the Donna Darling Collection. I only found an ad and not an associated article.
Donna Darling’s Revue
See Dance of “Evolution” | The Charleston” | A Fast Colorful | Dancing Revue | Pretty Girls
PLENTY OF SINGING AND DANCING
- The venue is the Orpheum Theatre. There is no mention of date or location.
- The show is “Donna Darling’s Revue.”
- Also on bill
- Meyers & Nolan – Comedy-Singing – The man with lots of avoirdupois
- Tom Calloway – Comedian – In a Specialty Act | Full of Fun
- Constance Talmadge in “Her Sister From Paris” on the Screen Tonight and Friday.
The silent movie, “Her Sister from Paris” starring Constance Talmadge was released on August 2, 1925[i]. That fact is the only item that provides a potential date.
I searched at length[ii] for Donna playing at an Orpheum theater with Meyers & Nolan without success.
The known schedule that I have for Donna includes virtually no known venues for August 1925. She played in Buffalo, NY from July 27th to August 2nd. She also played in Oklahoma City from September 6th through the 9th. So, her playing at an Orpheum Theatre could be almost anywhere. (Cinematreasures.org indicates there are some 335 Orpheum Theaters in the United States.
(Probably August) 1925 – Unknown Location – Orpheum Theatre – Donna Darling’s Review (on stage with Meyers & Nolan and Tom Calloway). I’ll need to wait until more newspapers are digitized to determine when and where Donna played the Orpheum Theatre.
[i] “List Of First National Pictures Films”. 2019. En.Wikipedia.Org. Accessed December 3 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_First_N
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