Category Archives: Vaudeville

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

 

Donna – Jefferson Theatre, Auburn, New York

100 Years ago – 8 January 1923. “Donna 100 years ago” reviews my grandmother’s vaudeville life. Madonna Montran, aka “Donna Montran” & “Donna Darling,” had an exciting career during the 1920s. A definite headliner, she crisscrossed the country with her … Continue reading

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Donna & Crescent Theatre In the News

Donna Darling at Crescent Theatre, Perth Amboy, NJ, 18-20 December 1922 Donna in the News 100 Years Ago by Don Taylor “Donna in the News” is my reporting of newly found newspaper articles and advertisements regarding my grandmother, Madonna Montran … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 94

Seven Bathing Beauties – 1925 Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor I’m looking at a page from the Donna Darling Collection for this week’s Treasure Chest Tuesday. The page consists of seven women in bathing suits from 1925. BATHING BEAUTIES … Continue reading

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Chin-Chin in the News – 21 Apr 1920

Martinsburg Evening Journal (Martinsburg, WV) Empire Theatre Vaudeville/Chin-Chin By Don Taylor My grandmother was a vaudeville star. I am following her career and learning about her many performances. In October 1919, she joined the cast of the Charles Dillingham production … Continue reading

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Donna Darling Collection – Part 93

Treasure Chest Thursday By Don Taylor I’m looking at a page from the Donna Darling Collection for this week’s Treasure Chest Thursday. It consists of five images, four photos and one newspaper clipping. I only cropped the clipping. I cropped, … Continue reading

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