Majestic (Harrisburg, PA) and York Opera House (York, PA)
Treasure Chest Thursday
Donna Darling & Boys
By Don Taylor
For this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday, I’m looking at three clippings from one page (0110) of the Donna Darling Collection.
The first two clippings relate to Donna’s playing at the Majestic Theatre.
The first is a simple ad.
The Talk of the Town
Frederick V. Bowers
Popular Musical Comedy
Star and Song Writer,
The first is a simple ad.
With a Bevy of Pretty Girls
— — —
Another Musical ComedFavorite
DONNA DARLING & BOYS
Sadly, nothing in this ad indicates which of the many Majestic Theatres this was nor does it indicate when. Luckily, an accompanying clipping on the same page provides a likely location and date for the show.
Week of April 3, 1922
MAXINE & BOGGY
The Comedy Dog
STEIFF PIANOS used in this Theatre
Spencer—CASE & MAYNE—Edith
“I WOULDN’T DO THAT”
Beautiful Musical Comedy Favorite
MISS DONNA DARLING & CO.
Assisted by Murry Walker and Jack Finney
In a Song and Dance Cocktail
“AS YOU LIKE IT”
MORGAN & MORGAN
“Making you Laugh”
A Cycle Of
Songs and Dances
White and Mills
Martha Conwell …… Saxophonist
Verna Dorn …………… Drummer
Scenery by Robert Law Studio
Staged by Douglas Royce
Newspaper articles, found at Genealogy Bank, confirmed that Donna played at the Majestic in Harrisburg on April 6th, 7th, and 8th. Also, in the Harrisburg Patriot on April 4th was the same ad in the clippings.
York Opera House
The third clipping is part of a York Opera House show. No date is provided, but articles at Newspapers.Com confirmed that Donna played at the York Opera House in York, Pennsylvania, on April 3rd to 5th. The clipping shows many of the same acts seen in the Majestic clipping.
In place of Case & Mayne is:
KITNER AND REANEY
In “An Ocean Episode”
And in place of Morgan & Morgan was:
HOWARD & SADLER
Presenting their Harmonious
Program items A and B are missing in both the clippings, it appears that all other filler films started the two showings. For example, at the York Opera House, instead of “Case & Mayne” and “Morgan and Morgan” was the last chapter of “Breaking Through” and “Aesop’s Fables.”
The “Life of Madonna Montran” was updated with the following:
April 3-5, 1922 – York, PA – York Opera House – Donna Darling & Boys – News May 2019. DDC-56.
April 6-8, 1922 – Harrisburg, PA – Majestic Theatre – Donna Darling & Boys (Murry Walker & Jack Finney) in “As You Like It.” – Genealogy Bank – DDC-56.
- Write about Donna playing in York, PA, and the York Opera House.
- Write about Donna playing in Harrisburg, PA, and the Majestic Theatre.
- Clipping: Majestic Theatre – Harrisburg, PA – Coming Thursday – SCAN0110
- Clipping: Majestic Theatre, Harrisburg, PA – Week of Apr 3, 1922 – SCAN0110
- Clipping: York Opera House – SCAN0110
- Genealogy Bank – The Patriot (Harrisburg, PA) dated 4 April 1922, Page 14.
- Genealogy Bank – The Patriot (Harrisburg, PA) dated 7 April 1922, Page 18.
- Newspapers.Com – The York Daily Record (York, PA) dated 5 April 1922, Page 9.