By Steve Sullivan
Those are the tales and photographs of the main vibrant, horny and provocative ladies of the Fifties, 60s and 70s. integrated are former Playboy Bunny Cynthia Meyers, B-movies stars equivalent to pleasure Lansing, infamous burlesque queens like Dixie Evans and different enduring gadgets of hope. a hundred pictures.
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Devos travelled up and down to Rotterdam where Desmet was preparing to launch his ‘Canadian Toboggan’ (Fig. 8). Meanwhile, Desmet negotiated with other operators for sites for helterskelters. 47 In the following years, Desmet’s helter-skelter appeared in The Hague, Deventer and Haarlem. He regularly went to The Hague in May for 50 Jean Desmet and the Early Dutch Film Trade the ‘Spring Festival’ in the city’s zoo. The ‘toboggan’ was described as the number-one attraction at the 1907 fair in the newspaper Het Vaderland:48 An ingenious contraption and as simple as the egg of Columbus.
Household possessions, clothes and even houses were pawned to provide a flow of cash for these festivities. After her husband’s death, Desmet’s mother had been forced by her circumstances to travel round the fairs peddling chinaware and pottery, and Jean helped her with this. When she died too, he had no choice but to find work on the fairgrounds. Unlike Alex Benner, Desmet did not come from a family that had made its living from the fairgrounds for generations. It became a family business. When Jean Desmet began to travel the fairgrounds, he took other family members with him, besides his own immediate family.
It was for this reason that he had his helter-skelter booth converted. Typically for those days of free movement across European borders before the First World War, he had the restyling done by the German firm of Gustav Bayerthal from a design by the Belgian Albert de Sonneville. 6 Bayerthal came to the Netherlands himself to ensure that everything was ready and in place for the Leiden fair in July 1907. The Leiden fair of July 1907 was probably Desmet’s first film presentation, although there was no mention of it in the local press.