The Sennett Girls Mack Sennett (1880 -- 1960) began his career in 1912 and founded Keystone studios. Sennett, who not only directed but edited most of Keystone's films, is primarily remembered for a style of film comedy he virtually invented. Less well-known is the fact that he was the first to try to add a sense of glamour to the film industry and to this end he produced a series of films that introduced the Keystone Bathing Beauties, better known perhaps as the Sennett Bathing Beauties. Sennett hired Bathing Belles to promote their work and cash in on the new voyeurism. Sennett produced the Keystone Kops movies and took his Bathing Belles on promotional tours. Foxtone news also used girls dressed in Jantzen swimsuits to promote film reels. By the 1920's, swimsuit manufacturers had contracts with most of the big studios. Vintage Swimsuits, Bathing, 1920, Vintage Ephemera, Vintage Photos, Vintagephotos, Bath Beautiful, Macke Sennett, Sennett Bath
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Women have been turning heads for years with their selections of swim suits. You may be shocked to learn the bikini was first introduced in 1946 by a French designer. It was many years before more modest American women adopted the revealing suits, but not too long before Marilyn perfected the look.