Mission Court Theater, Fullerton, CA &
Yost Broadway Theater, Santa Ana, CA
Treasure Chest Thursday
Donna Darling Music Review
Donna Darling Revue with Sammy Clark
For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at a page from the Donna Darling Collection. Scan #1437 consists of three clippings. One clipping is generic and doesn’t include the theater name. The other two are the Mission Court Theater and the Yost Broadway.
Mission Court Theater
The Donna Darling Music Review played at the Mission Court Theater, Fullerton, Cal., on one Thursday night. Donna’s show was in Northern California in the early part of June and made it to San Bernardino, CA, by June 28th. It is possible that she played in Fullerton on Thursday, June 26th, however, it is more likely she played in Fullerton on Thursday, July 3rd. Donna played in Whittier on June 30th and in Santa Ana on July 5th, so playing her playing at a theatre between those to venues on July 3rd, makes sense. As such, I’ve added the following venue to Donna’s Career Listing.
July 3, 1924 – (Probable) – Fullerton, CA – Mission Court Theater – Donna Darling Music Revue – DDC-62
- The venue is the Mission Court Theater, Fullerton, CA. She headlined the five acts at the theater that night.
Yost Broadway Theater
The second clipping has “Oct 8-9 Santa Ana” written above the clipping in the scrapbook. That coincides with articles found at Newspapers.Com which indicated that Donna and Sammy played at the Yost Broadway Theater on October 7-9.
October 7-9, 1926 – Santa Ana – Yost Broadway Theater – Donna Darling Revue – Newspaper Archives. Newspapers.com – DDC-62.
- The venue is the Yost Broadway Theater, Santa Ana, CA. She headlined the five live acts at the theater.
- With Donna were:
- Zuhn and Dreis “Nuts”
- Morrell and Elynor “Beauty and Grace”
- Princess Winona “Indian Prima Donna”
- Curtis and Lawrence “Customs”
- Movie: The Campus Flirt starring Bebe Daniels.