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Louis Nikola booking through the Maskelynes’ Entertainment Agency, 1933

The letters illustrated here record that Maskelynes’ Entertainment Agency booked Nikola for a show at Holborn Hall, Gray’s Inn Road, London on 25 January 1933. The event was a New Year’s Party and Dance for Sanders Sports and Social Club. The fee was 5 guineas (£5. 5. 0. in pre-decimal money). The Agency took 15% commission on the booking. Note that the fee was paid to the Agency prior to the date of the show.

Item Details

Size Nikola notepaper: 4 pages each 130 x 180mm of which only page 1 is used. Instructions for Entertainers: single sided 205 x 255mm. Letter from W.T. Godden: single sided 210 x 265mm.
Date 25 January 1933
Key Phrases
Ref no N3076 Ep.Other90