Category Archives: Donna Montran

“Chin Chin” at Maryland Theatre, Cumberland, MD, 20 April 1920

We know that Chin Chin played in Coshocton, Ohio, on April 11th. However, we don’t know yet where else the company played between there and Cumberland. What we do know is from the April 14, 1920, edition of the Cumberland … Continue reading

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Donna in New Philadelphia, OH, at the Union Theatre – 10 April, 1920

Vaudeville It had been a busy week. We now know “Chin Chin” played at the Park Theatre in Youngstown on Thursday[i] and the Victoria Theatre in Steubenville on Friday. It was back to the train and headed west about an … Continue reading

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Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play at the Victoria Theatre in Steubenville, Ohio on 9 April 1920

  “Chin Chin” at the Victoria Theatre, Steubenville, Ohio By Don Taylor  We know that Chin Chin played on April 5 at the Sandusky Theatre in Sandusky, OH on April 5th and played at the Faurot Opera House in Lima, … Continue reading

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Donna in Lima, Ohio, at the Faurot Theater – 6 April 1920

by Don Taylor The “Chin Chin” Crew packed up from the show Monday night in Sandusky, Ohio, traveled overnight the 100 miles to Lima, Ohio, to set up for another one night performance. Advertising for the “Chin Chin” performance began … Continue reading

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Donna in Sandusky, OH, at the Sandusky Theater

“Chin Chin” plays the Sandusky Theatre, April 5, 1920 I don’t know where Donna was immediately before she played in Sandusky, Ohio. We are aware she played in Greenville, PA on March 20th, but don’t have any sightings of her … Continue reading

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Newspaper Research Day – 12 new venues for Donna Montran and “Chin Chin”

Newspaper Research Day Today was a Newspaper research day.  I utilized three of my favorite newspaper sites looking for places that the show “Chin Chin” was playing during April and May of 1920. “Chin Chin” has funny search results depending on … Continue reading

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Play With Dolls To Banish Fatigue?

There was an amazing article in the Boston Sunday Post, regarding “Grown Women Who Play With Dolls To Banish Fatigue – Stars of Stage and Screen Enthuse Over Their New ‘Back-to-Nature’ Stunt That Gives Rest and Relaxation From Wearisome Work.”[i] The … Continue reading

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Beauties at City Hall, Boston, 1916, Included Donna Montran

Got to love the vocabulary used in old newspapers. “Pulchritude” is the kind of word that if you Google it, you can see how many on-line dictionaries there are. When I googled it, the first non-dictionary entry for the word’s … Continue reading

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Donna Montran – Moss’s Broadway Theater, July-August 1920

Donna in New York City at Moss’s Broadway Theater, July 25 through August 29th, 1920 Donna finished her cross-country tour with “Chin Chin” in May of 1920. In early July, the New York Clipper reported that Donna had been engaged … Continue reading

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Albany Awakens to the Benefits of Exploitation

Donna in Albany, NY, at the Clinton Theater – Sep 20-26, 1920 Albany Awakens to the Benefits of Exploitation I was watching the live stream from RootsTech Friday.  Lisa Louise Cooke gave an awesome presentation on “Proven Methodology for Using Google for … Continue reading

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