This is a well presented word game based on the detailed rules which are clearly stated in the Rules booklet. The booklet includes details on how to arrange a successful Lexicon drive. Copyright John Waddington Ltd.
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.
The poster advertises the IBM British Ring show at the time of a Northampton convention. The bill includes George Davenport “Magic of 1933”, the man who swallows razor blades.
The bill includes Robert Harbin.
Chris Charlton tops a variety bill.
The Gala Week was from 27 March 1933 to 1 April 1933. This poster is in the Paul Kieve Collection. We are grateful for his permission in 2019 to display it on this website.
The illustration is of an Empire, Penge programme dated 28 August 1933. It contains an advertisement on page 5 for “So This is Maskelyne” for the next week. Jasper Maskelyne was in this show so he was there for the week beginning 4 September 1933.
IBM 1933 is written in ink on the front of the photograph. This I.B.M. British Ring convention photograph includes many Davenport family members. Standing in the back row are Lewis Davenport, Gus Davenport and George Davenport. Seated are Wyn Davenport, Eve Davenport (George’s wife) Wynne Davenport and Wally Davenport.
This was a one-off prop made for use in a Maskelyne sketch. The Maskelyne’s Christmas 1933 season at the Little Theatre included an item called: We’ve been to a shop. It took the form of words sung to the tune of ‘Here we come gathering nuts in May’ and was illustrated with conjuring tricks. The Christmas pudding was magically produced during the final verse of the song. The original script for this show is in the Davenport Collection.