Souvenir of the Opening of the Nixon Theatre, Monday Night, December Seventh, Nineteen Three (1903)
Souvenir of the Opening of the Nixon Theatre, Monday Night, December Seventh, Nineteen Three (1903)
Souvenir of the Opening of the Nixon Theatre, Monday Night, December Seventh, Nineteen Three (1903)
Souvenir of the Opening of the Nixon Theatre, Monday Night, December Seventh, Nineteen Three (1903)
Souvenir of the Opening of the Nixon Theatre, Monday Night, December Seventh, Nineteen Three (1903)
Souvenir of the Opening of the Nixon Theatre, Monday Night, December Seventh, Nineteen Three (1903)

Souvenir of the Opening of the Nixon Theatre, Monday Night, December Seventh, Nineteen Three (1903)

Pittsburgh: 1903. Housed in original 10.5 x 8 inch card tray box with lid with onlay printing title and greentone depiction of the new Beaux-Arts theatre on Sixth Ave. downtown Pittsburgh. The program is bound in limp white glove leather stamped in gilt with a pictorial depiction of a French swordsman, with three stiff sheets, the first showing the theatre plus a cartouche of Samuel Nixon, the second the program itself, Erminie, a comic opera starring Francis Wilson, and a third double sided sheet with information on the theatre, its management, and the architects, builders, etc. In its time, the Nixon Theatre was the premier stage in Pittsburgh. Ziegfield used the theatre to conduct auditions for his Follies. Katherine Hepburn apparently loved playing there. It was torn down in 1950 to make way for the Alcoa Building. This program is extremely rare, with no known copies in any institution. Abrasion and small hole to rear cover, less than two inches in all. A lovely piece of Pittsburgh ephemera. Very Good. Item #H15894

Price: $200.00

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