One of the joys of the collectables business is you never know what is going to come in next. To emphasise this point I am penning a couple of blog posts to highlight a couple of fascinating lots I have just listed in Reynard Collectables ebay store.
The first of these is a small collection of albums compiled mainly in the 1950s by an act called “Desiree & Pierre” who seemed to tour all over Europe with their act which seemed to entail Desiree wearing fewer and fewer clothes and Pierre dressing up as a gorilla or the Devil amongst other unusual themes!
There are many photos including an exhaustive study of the act with the gorilla costume as well as a trip to Amsterdam Zoo in 1958 for a photoshoot with a real ape and also to be filmed climbing a tree in “King Kong” style. Also seen is Pierre the Gorilla wrestling the Dutch World Judo champion Anton Geesink amongst other bizarre poses.
There are also many references to other acts they toured with along with photos and many dedications to Desiree and Pierre as they worked their way around Europe from Essen to Wiesbaden to Koln, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Dusseldorf, Den Haag and various cities in Turkey.
Fascinatingly there is also their contact/reference book with all their hundreds of agents, impresarios, photographers, interpreters, family, friends etc.
I have added a few pictures from the collection with this blog but for me have a look on the Reynard Collectables ebay listing here.Reynard Collectables Desiree & Pierre listing