Ein zauberhaftes Biest

22 Nov


Family series, 9 ep, Gerd Baltus
Year: 1981
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Germany
Who in bibs: Angie ~12, girl, boy ~ 11 ??
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low+ ??
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least Beate Bock as 12 yo Angie in red bibs. Probably corduroy. I also found a screenshot showing a kid wearing glasses, probably a boy sitting in blue jeans pants or bibs, yellow rubber boots and jacket. Not clearly shown. Several supporting actors like at school, so maybe more actors? Update: I found some more screenshots on GPW with a girl at school in raw denim bibs or similar. Also a boy shirtless in speedos.

Searching for some DVDs to buy, I found this one (and also a previously unknown series “The Haunted School” on my sailor suit blog).

I haven’t found any clips, even the trailer got deleted, so I used the DVD cover. There are only few pics on the Web, I think none in bibs but different, regular cotton pants. So I can’t say much more, yet. I also can’t remember having seen this series in the 80s.

Rating ~4-5 for now. I assume rather few bibs scenes. Anybody know this series?

Music by Klaus Doldinger. 9 episodes, 45 minutes each on 2 DVDs (Again errors on IMDb). There’s also another interesting movie starring Gerd Baltus with maybe boys and girls in bibs, coming soon.

First I considered rating 5, but as they are probably corduroy bibs, I give rather rating 3-4.


Mr. Gimme

21 Nov


Short film, LCA, 27 minutes
Year: 1979
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Tony ~13
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low-
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: Obviously Jamie Aff ~13 or 14 yo as main character sitting in dark blue bibs. A young girl in bibs or more likely pants or similar with suspenders. I think few and brief scenes, mainly headshots.

No entry on IMDb. Probably this has been aired as episode in a TV series like an Afterschool Special like others from The Learning Company.

Directed by Peter Mark Schifter, produced by Dolores Danska, starring Louis Giambalvo, Anne Desalvo, Mara Hobel.

Shirtless scenes and bedroom scenes, soon on my bedroom blog.

For the brief scene(s) rating ~2-3 only.


NBC Special Treat – s4e1

20 Nov


Family series, 40 ep, (s4e1, 1978)
Year: 1975-1986
Year in film: 1970s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Emma ~12, girl ~10 ?
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: medium
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: One older, black girl, probably 12 yo Danielle Spencer (“What’s Happening!!”) in long, faded blue bibs, several scenes (although the main character is a boy), also sitting, and also standing in front of a mirror. And a girl, a bit younger in light orange shortalls. Episode s4e1 The Tap Dance Kid.

As announced, I found several LCA/Highgate movies on YouTube. So first some of this ones, before they got deleted.

I never heard of this NBC series and have to recheck more episodes.

Several scenes, good bibs, so rating ~(3)-4.

Novel by Louise Fitzhugh (“Harriet the Spy”).


List of Afterschool Specials

Info 945: Sugar Creek Gang audio books

20 Nov

There are new audio books of The Sugar Creek Gang, read by a lady.

I heard one sample but I don’t like this (although she sounds like a boy, main character Bill). I haven’t heard her saying “overalls”. Similar like the original radio series (read by a man with changing strange voices). Probably great some decades ago. But sounds ridiculous these days. I think some are on archive.org.

There are also German taped radio dramas about some of The Sugar Creek Gang books by Hanno Herzler with some nice kids voice actors but probably none involving overalls.

Audio books and radio dramas are generally of interest, but I haven’t found good ones, yet. Same problems for finding good books.

I also found one previously unknown series on my sailor suit blog.


List 62: LCA, EB and similar Educational films

19 Nov


This is a list of movies produced by The Learning Company (LCA, later Highgate Pictures), Encyclopaedia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica, EB Films) and similar companies. Mainly 70s and 80s. Work in progress. Might be few films with bibs. And many early movies (40s) might be lost. After finding Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (rating 10), there are many movies on YouTube (some coming soon, also on my other blogs).

Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (LCA) Aired in CBS Library 1982 s3e1, rating 10

Summer of My German Soldier (pictured) other company, currently rating 4, f/m but needs to be updated, soon, rating ~6-7

Mr. Gimme (1979, LCA) boy 13 yo ?, sitting, few scenes, rating ~3

Tap Dance Kid (1980, LCA) Aired in NBC Special Treat s4e1, black girl ~13? long blue bibs, girl ~10 yellow shortalls, rating ~4, coming soon

I Think, I’m Having a Baby (1981, CBS Afternoon Playhouse s3e2), girl ~16? long dark brown or similar bibs, rating ~3 coming soon

(Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1965, EB, 3 parts, director Larry Yust, probably no bibs ?) Entry on my Western blog

ABC and other Afterschool specials here

Update: Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (rating 10)

19 Nov


I finally found a complete stream of this 3 short stories on YouTube (44 minutes), segment Antaeus starting at 14-25 minutes, but obviously this is only half of this movie! At least, I now found the full beginning, I haven’t seen before. Not sure about the DVD. I have to recheck this.

Main entry, rating 10


Update: I have checked the complete clip. I think it’s the complete TV episode (and DVD). But as said, at least this movie is not complete. The movie is 20 minutes long instead of 10 and there are scenes missing (like the home scene, undressing the sweater) and other scenes are shortened, like my favourite worm splitting scene (kneeing on the grass and standing up, main entry pic 3). The DVD compilation (60 $) is obviously OOP but would contain the same shortened version. The full movie (not including the other 2 ones, just Antaeus) is still available for 40$ from Phoenix Learning Group not stating the medium but probably is a DVD. Not sure about the image quality. I have to compare more detailed, what scenes are missing, not sure if the beginning is complete.

I found more related vids, see upcoming post.

Kim & Co.

19 Nov


Family series, 26 ep
Year: 1975-77
Year in film: 1970s
Country: GB, D, A, F
Who in bibs: Katja ~13 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low+ ??
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Obviously British Georgina Kean in tight, medium blue bibs (appear darker here or 2 different pairs ?). How could I missed this? I already found this for my Pigtails blog (rating4).

I don’t remember the complete series, so no idea about the amount of scenes or if other actors as well. Probably many cycling scenes but unknown if in bibs as well.

I don’t like much the 70s. Famous, but typical 70s series. Similar like the Enid Blyton series. But the actors are much older. Especially David Friedman is not handsome at all (not the younger LHOTP actor with the same name).

But I think I have to give rating ~6 for now. Also soon on my shiny shorts blog (boy, rating ~4).

Blazing Saddles (1974)

18 Nov


Western comedy. Mel Brooks
Year: 1974
Year in film: 1874
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Bart ~5, man
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: very low
Rating:  2/10
Rating: **
Comment: A very young black boy (Rodney Allen Rippy) and a black man in faded blue bibs sitting on a wagon. I only noticed this very brief scene at 39 minutes.

Unusual, satirical Western. Quite interesting. And finally another Western with bibs.

But for this brief scene, rating ~2 only. The boy is also very young.

Frag doch mal die Maus (now on TV)

17 Nov


Family game show
Year: 2006-
Year in film: 2018
Country: Germany
Who in bibs: Siham ~33, Christoph, others
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Clothing occurence: very low
Rating:  2/10 ?
Rating: **
Comment: A young black lady in red bibs and Christoph in light green bibs. Now running. Not shown yet except a brief preview. Also a girl ~12 yo and 17 yo boy in blue (and black) racing coveralls. Pic from ep 29 at around 1h10.

Update: The lady is 33 yo Siham.

Dennis the Menace – s1e11 The Christmas Story

16 Nov


Dennis is brave singing Silent Night at the end of s1e11. (A bit early, but better than too late).

Also nice kneeing on the ground.