Category Archives: Vaudeville

The vaudeville career of Madonna Montran, aka Donna Montran, aka Donna Darling.

 

Donna Darling Collection – Part 15

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor Donna Darling and Hollywood Motion Picture Bathing Beauties at the Apollo, 1 Feb 1925 in Peoria, IL For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at clippings from the Donna Darling Collection relating to … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 14

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at three clippings from the Donna Darling Collection that relate to her playing at the American Theatre in San Jose, California. Donna Darling Revue – American … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 13

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Thursday, I’m looking at a clipping from the Donna Darling Collection Key features: The venue is the Allegheny Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. The show is “Donna Montran and her … Continue reading

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Donna at Owyhee Hotel – Dec 4-8, 1919

Donna Montran stayed at the Owyhee Hotel in Boise, Idaho December 4-8, 1919.  Don Taylor Sometimes I just come across cool things.  Recently I found an article on Chronicling America that spoke of “Hotel Arrivals” in Boise, ID, Dec 5, … Continue reading

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Alhambra Theatre – Milwauke

Donna Darling Collection – Part 11 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at two clippings from the Donna Darling Collection, both dealing with her playing at the Alhambra Theatre. I have cropped, … Continue reading

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Al Ringling Theatre – Bathing Beauty Revue

Donna Darling Collection – Part 10 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at a clipping from the Donna Darling Collection Bathing Beauty Revue Al Ringling Theatre Key features: The venue is the … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Revue

Donna Darling Collection – Part 9 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor This week on the Donna Darling “Treasure Chest” I have pulled three photos. Again, they were badly damaged. I have cropped and touched them up using Photoshop Elements … Continue reading

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Not all Google Searches are the Same

Donna Darling Collection – Part 8 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor When I first saw this clipping, I was immediately excited. This flyer not only showed the venue, and date but also the individual program.  I knew I didn’t … Continue reading

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Donna at the Bijou – New Haven, CT

Donna Darling Collection – Part 8 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor This week’s Treasure Chest Thursday is clipping regarding Donna and her Bathing Beauties playing at the Bijou. The accompanying clipping indicates that the article was in “THE NEW … Continue reading

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Donna in a Roland West sketch at Keeney’s

February, March, and April, 1919. Records about Donna’s early vaudeville years are sparse. For example, I know that the January 31,, 1919, issue of Variety, under New Acts mentions, “Donna Montran and Trixie Bressler in a new sketch by Roland … Continue reading

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