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Joop Geesink - Photo album

Joop Geesink with his famous

We take you to the 40s to 80s of the last century. The time of handmade doll animation and film pioneers. These photos show images behind the scenes of Joop Geesink’s Dollywood.

Joop Geesink. Youth photo. Probably circa 1930

Joop Geesink. Youth photo. Probably circa 1930

Left to right: Joop Geesink, Marten Toonder, Wim Geesink, Jan Bouman (1942)

Joop Geesink with one of the first puppets of his studio. (1945)

Joop Geesink working on a back ground at GeesinkToonder studio's (1942)

Joop Geesink is working on a background drawing, probably for one of the Tom Puss films (1942)

Left to right: Joop Geesink, Marten Toonder, Wim Geesink, Jan Bouman (1942)

Joop Geesink is standing in the doorway of the Dollywood studios. It is said that the original photo was credited with: "The first assignment!"

Joop Geesink working on a storyboard (1948)

Joop Geesink working on a storyboard (1948)

Joop Geesink portrait. (1949)

Joop Geesink portrait. (1949)

Joop Geesink portrait. (1949)

Joop Geesink portrait. (1949)

Joop Geesink (L) with Sies Numan (R) at the set of Kermesse Fantastique (1951)

Joop Geesink (L) with Sies Numan (R) at the set of "Kermesse Fantastique" (1951)

Joop Geesink sketches one of characters from a film (1952)

Joop Geesink sketches one of characters from a film (1952)

Joop Geesink (1953)

Joop Geesink (1953)

Joop Geesink checks a film role of

Joop Geesink checks a film role of "Stars shine everywhere" (1953)

Joop Geesink (l) and director Jan Rutten (r) at a live action set. (1953)

Joop Geesink (l) and director Gerard Rutten (r) at a live action set. (1953)

Joop Geesink (l) and director Gerard Rutten (r) at a live action set. (1953)

Joop Geesink (l) and director Gerard Rutten (r) at a live action set. (1953)

Joop Geesink (l), director Gerard Rutten( m) co-directoor Ronnye Erends (r) at a live action set. (1953)

Joop Geesink (l), director Gerard Rutten( m) co-director Ronny Erends (r) at a live action set. (1953)

Joop Geesink (l) mr Klasema (m) and Swanenberg (r) at a live action set. (1953)

Joop Geesink (l) mr Klasema (m) and Swanenberg (r) at a live action set. (1953)

Geesink (right, center back) on the film set of Willem Parel (1953). (Bent) Gerard Rutten; in black suit: Wim Sonneveld.

Joop Geesink (right, center back) on the film set of "Willem Parel" (1953). (Bent) Gerard Rutten; in black suit: Wim Sonneveld.

Joop Geesink poses as a well-known Dutchman for a national beer advertisement. Photography: Paul Huff (1954)

Joop Geesink poses as a well-known Dutchman for a national beer advertisement. Photography: Paul Huff (1954)

Joop Geesink portraite (1957)

Joop Geesink portraite (1957)

Joop Geesink with a decor of

Joop Geesink with a decor of "Dutchy". Behind him a set builder. All the way at the back of the set of "Players - Pleasure Revived" (1960)

Joop Geesink was portrayed as a joke as a doll. As a doll he plays a marginal role in:

Joop Geesink was portrayed as a joke as a doll. As a puppet he played a marginal role in: "Love in Gipsyland" (ca. 1961)

Joop Geesink behind his desk of the old studio. The new-build studio can be seen through the window. (1965)

Joop Geesink behind his desk of the old studio. The new-build studio can be seen through the window. (1965)

Joop Geesink examines the progress of the new construction studio behind the existing one. (1965)

Joop Geesink examines the progress of the new construction studio behind the existing one. (1965)

Joop Geesink (center) during one of the many press presentations of his ultimate project:

Joop Geesink (center) during one of the many press presentations of his ultimate project: "Holland Promenade" (1966)