Donna Darling Collection – Part 6
Treasure Chest Thursday
By Don Taylor
This photo of Donna Darling up in lights had no accompanying descriptions in the Donna Darling Collection. So, let the detective process begin.
First, I determined that this was the B.F. Keith’s Greenpoint Theater located at 825 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY. Cinema Treasures had several photos of this theater at various times. From the architecture, it is evident this is the same theater, also known as the RKO Greenpoint theater that was at 825 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY.
Next, I was interested in when this photo was taken. According to Wikipedia, The silent film “For the Defense” was released in 1922. For more detail, I needed to zoom in. The play board in front of the theater indicates that the movie. In vaudeville, typically any live shows ended the same date that a silent movie ended. So, I’m pretty sure that Donna played B.F. Keiths the week preceding May 18th.
Donna Darling and Company played B.F. Keith’s Greenpoint Theater the week of 11-17 May 1922.
[I posted this a full-sized image of this photo of B. F. Keith’s Greenpoint to Cinema Treasures.]
I need to do more research for the specific dates Donna was at this theater. I also need to research what happened to the theater.