Category Archives: Vaudeville

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

 

Donna Darling Collection – Part 20

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I am looking at three clippings from the Donna Darling Collection that indicate she played at three different Broadway Theaters; B.S. Moss’ Broadway theater in New York, The … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 19

The Bijou Theaters Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at clippings from the Donna Darling Collection that relate to the Bijou Theater. The problem is, of course, there are many theaters named … Continue reading

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Donna & “Chin Chin” play Franklin Opera House – 12 Mar 1920

Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play at the Franklin Opera House in Franklin, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1920 “Chin Chin” came to the Franklin Opera House for a show on March 12th, 1920. It had played at the Lyceum Theater … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 18

Also, The Ancestor Hunt and Old Fulton Postcards Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at three clippings from the Donna Darling Collection. One as an ad for her playing at the Binghamton … Continue reading

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Donna Montran – Metropolitan Opera House, Minneapolis, MN – 1 Feb 1920

Donna: “Best vocal offering of the performance” Vaudeville – “Chin Chin” By Don Taylor We know that “Chin Chin” played at the Walker Theatre in Winnipeg on January 19-24, but I still haven’t determined where the show was from the … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 17

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor California Bathing Beauties For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at several photos from the Donna Darling Collection. First, Image 0174 is a photo of Donna Darlings Bathing Beauties in a “Beach Promenade.” … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 16

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor (Continued from Part 15) Bathing Girl Is Kidnaped or Just Kidding Police Join in a Search, But Press Agent Yarn Theory Advanced Although a number of stories including a press agent version were afloat … Continue reading

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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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