Category Archives: 1919-20 – Chin Chin

“Chin Chin” was a musical show during the 1910s and 1920s.  Donna Montran (born Madonna Montran) joined the show in 1919 and traveled across the country with the show.

“Chin Chin” – Majestic Theatre, Kankakee, IL – 2 Nov 1919

By Don Taylor Donna’s playing at the Majestic in Kankakee reminds me that not everything is online. In this case, I learned that “Chin-Chin” played in Kankakee only because the St. Anne Record (Saint Anne is about 5 miles southeast … Continue reading

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Chin-Chin in the News – 27 March 1920

The Wheeling Intelligencer (Wheeling, West Virginia) Court 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 … Continue reading

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Chin-Chin in the News – 1 February 1920

Minneapolis Journal, Minneapolis, Minnesota Metropolitan Theatre Vaudeville/Chin-Chin By Don Taylor My grandmother was a vaudeville star, and I am following her career, trying to learn about her many performances. In October 1919, she joined the cast of the Charles Dillingham … Continue reading

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Chin Chin at Chatterton Opera House, Bloomington, IL – 1 Nov 1919

Vaudeville Chin Chin By Don Taylor Donna joined the “Chin-Chin” show on 30 October 1919 and found no let up. Travel, show, then travel again to the next venue. It was a non-stop different town every night. On Oct 30, … Continue reading

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Chin-Chin in the News – Kankakee, IL

Date: 2 Nov 1919 – Kankakee, IL, Majestic Theatre Vaudeville/Chin-Chin By Don Taylor [My grandmother was a vaudeville star and I am following her career, trying to learn of her many performances. In October 1919, she joined the cast of … Continue reading

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