Donna In the News – Evansville, IN – 27 September 1922

Donna In the News – Evansville, IN – 27 September 1922

Donna in the News
by Don Taylor

Photo of Don Taylor with cat Nasi.“Donna in the News” is my reporting of newly found newspaper articles and advertisements regarding my grandmother, Madonna Montran (aka Donna Montran and Donna Darling). I am always excited to find a new venue for my grandmother’s exciting show business career of the 1910s and 1920s.

This week from the Evansville Journal (Evansville, IN), dated 27 September 1922, on Page 12, I learned that Donna was coming to the Victory Theater and opening on Thursday (28 September). 


Ad showing Dona Darling & Co. playing at the Victory Theatre – The Evansville Courier, 28 September 1922, via Newspapers.Com

— A new bill opening Thursday consists of “The Runaways”; Twyman and Vincent, “Pancakes and Flapjacks”; Casson and Clem, “Mirth Melody and Song”; Dona Darling Co., “As You Like it”; Cantwell and Walker, “Vou vez vous”; and Carl Emmy’s “Mad Wags.” Trained pets.

The following day, September 28th, the advertisement for the show included Dona Darling & Co.

Because of those newly available online articles available through, I was able to add another venue for Donna’s exciting vaudeville career.

New information added to her career list:

September 28-30, 1922 – Evansville, Indiana – Victory Theatre “As You Like It.”

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