Nat Taylor fonds
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- Taylor, Nathan A., 1906-
2.76 m of textual records
16 audio cassettes
4 video cassettes
ca. 88 photographs
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Nathan (Nat) A. Taylor, film and theatre executive, was born on 26 May 1906 in Toronto, Ontario. He was educated at the Universty of Toronto and at Osgoode Hall Law School, graduating in 1930. Operating his first cinema in 1923, he was a pioneer in offering multiple film screenings simultaneously in the same building by subdividing the theatrical space. By 1979, Taylor founded Pan-Canadian Film Distributors Inc. with Garth Drabinsky, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cineplex Corporation opened the 18 screen Cineplex in Toronto's Eaton's Centre. Throughout his career, Taylor has founded or served in various capacities in cinema-related organizations such as the Motion Picture Theatre Owners Association of Ontario, Exhibitor's Co-operative Limited, Exhibitors Booking Association, Film Publications of Canada Ltd., Motion Pictures Theatres Association of Ontario and International Film Distributors Limited among others. He has been a president of the Canadian Picture Pioneers and has received both its Pioneer of the Year, and Pioneer Jubilee Awards.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, contracts, financial records, reports, photographs, video cassettes and sound recordings that document Taylor's career as a film and theatre executive.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Claire Taylor in 1999.
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No restrictions on access.
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File list available.
Generated finding aid
The fonds comprises the following accession: 1999-036. Further accruals may be expected.
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- Drabinsky, Garth, 1949- (Subject)
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2003/01/24 Sean Smith:. WordPerfect (Creation)
2003/01/24 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/01/27 Ken Hernden. Updated provencance and subject access points.
2003/01/28 S. Dubeau. Added access point for Drabinsky.
2014/07/22. Migrated to AtoM.
2018/04/03 KCP. Added GMD, finding aid note, and published.
2020/02/25 KCP. Migrated file inventory.
2020/03/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.