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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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Where my Ancestors were 100 years ago.

Mappy Monday By Don Taylor Randy Seaver in his blog, Genea-Musings suggested that we look at where our ancestors were 100 years ago. I thought I’d take a stab at it more from a location perspective. In October 1917, my … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 12

Family Photos #1 – Russell, Donna, & Sammy Treasure Chest Thursday by Don Taylor This week I took a look at ten photos from the Donna Darling Collection. Unfortunately, three of the photos were blurry or otherwise unusable. Of the … 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 Darling and the Boys

Donna Darling Collection – Part 7 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor The searching, the hunt to understand a page, a photo from the Donna Darling Collection is always fun. Item #7 of the collection is a photograph of Donna … 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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Grandma Donna’s Chili Rice

Donna Darling Collection – Part 4 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor My grandmother, Donna, was a good cook. My mom says that Donna didn’t let her into the kitchen much and Donna never taught my mother how to cook. … Continue reading

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The Donna Darling Collection – Part 2

  Donna Montran Vaudeville By Don Taylor The first newspaper clipping in the collection is one that screams in big print, “DONNA MONTRAN.” It then speaks of her as “BROADWAY’S NEWEST FIND – Under Personal Direction of Tom Rooney.” The … Continue reading

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Donna Montran and “Chin Chin” play at the Grand Opera House in Canton, Ohio on 1 April 1920

 Donna Montran – Vaudeville I have long known that “Chin Chin” played on 20 March 1920 at the Laird Opera House – in Greenville, PA and that they played at the Sandusky Theatre in Sandusky, OH on April 5th, but … 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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