Continental Club Card
A Guemes Island, WA man wants to know why his father's name is on a business card for The Club Continental, a glitzy, Los Angeles Prohibition era gambling spot.
The card has a phone number and his father's name, Fred Nicolls. He's heard that his father worked at the Club Continental; and according to the family story, a mobster named Nola Hahn ran the club.
Fred Nicolls did some prison time for bootlegging during Prohibition, but was later pardoned.
History Detectives host Eduardo Pagán steps in to connect the dots and reveal the facts about Fred Nicolls and his business card.
Fred Nicoll's FBI report
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