Nixon-Nirdlinger, Samuel F.

Nixon-Nirdlinger, Samuel F.
   Sammy Nirdlinger was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and worked in the family's clothier business before going into theatre management under the tutelage of George K. Goodwin (d. 1885), an amusements entrepreneur in Philadelphia. In partnership with J. Fred Zimmerman, Nixon soon controlled the first-class theatres in Philadelphia, which poised them to join the four other theatre businessmen in forming the Theatrical Syndicate in 1896.

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  • Producer —    This term typically refers to an individual or an organization providing financial and organizational support for a play.    Between 1880 and 1930, producers were often theatre owners and many were creative forces, as well as savvy business… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Theatrical syndicate —    Also referred to as the Theatrical Trust, the Theatrical Syndicate was set up in 1895 during a secret meeting of major producers, A. L. Erlanger, Charles Frohman, William Harris Sr., Al Hayman, Marc Klaw, Samuel F. Nixon Nirdlinger, and J.… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Zimmerman, J. Fred — (1841? 1925)    Little is known of the early life of this theatre owner who worked as treasurer of Washington s National Theatre before partnering with Samuel F. Nixon Nirdlinger.    Together, they monopolized Philadelphia theatres before joining …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

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