Terrace Theatre – Bathing Beauties
Treasure Chest Thursday
By Don Taylor
For this week’s Treasure Chest Thursday, I’m looking at a clipping from the Donna Darling Collection.
Cinema Treasures reported 41 Terrace theatres in the united states, but only one of them in a city named Danville – Danville, IL. Donna appears to have had two trips into Illinois with her Bathing Beauties, once in the fall of 1924 (September) and again in January/February 1925. So this show must have been from one of those periods.
This clipping is particularly interesting because it names the other girls in the show.
- Betty Bryant of Ziegfield’s – A Prize Winner.
- Mildred O’Brien – In Singing and Dancing.
- Alyce Louyse – A Bather From Mars.
- Clarice Allyn – Petite Toe Dancer.
- May Walker – Blue Singer and Beach Flirt
It also mentions Murray Earl as Comedian.
- The venue was the Terrace Theatre in Danville, Illinois.
- The show was the “California Motion Picture – Big Hollywood Reue of Bathing Beauties, featuring Donna Darling.
Finally, a review of the newspapers of the time yielded none currently available online for Danville, Illinois.
Date Unknown (Probably Fall 1924or Spring 1925) – Danville, IL – Terrace Theatre – Hollywood Revue of Bathing Beauties.