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Second Childhood (1936) Our Gang

3 Jul

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Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals)
Year: 1936
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: boy Dickie ~5
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  2/10
Rating: **
Comment: At least Richard aka Dickie DeNeut in faded simple bibs. First, I wasn’t sure if this is a boy. Short film 20 minutes.

He also appeared in some few other episodes like Our Gang Follies of 1936 (rating 3), but unknown if in bibs as well. Also in bibs in The Pinch Singer (1936).

Rating 2-3 only. Not the main character and very young. I don’t like curly hair.

Main overview entry (f,m) at

/2012/06/27/the-pooch-our-gang/

 

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Update 2: Our Gang

28 Jun

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Another one from Our Gang.

Unfortunately, I don’t know from which movie as this is from a DVD trailer (Screen Legends Little Rascals). Must be from an earlier one ~1930-1932 as it shows Stymie.

Also not sure about the boy in bibs. Probably Wheezer and maybe from the movie A Lad An’ A Lamp (1932) or “School’s Out” (1930). Most of the 20 movies of this DVD are from the late 30s. But could be one of the bonus trailers.

Main entry

/2012/06/27/the-pooch-our-gang/

/2016/10/20/update-our-gang/

 

Shrimps for a Day (Our Gang)

19 Jun

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Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals)
Year: 1934
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: boy ~5 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: At least one very young, unidentified blonde boy in faded bibs. Maybe Alvin Buckelew? Or Tommy McFarland? Maybe another, even younger, uncredited (orphan) boy? Harold “Harry” Harvey Jr. is blonde and wore bibs one year later, but has longer hair.

Nice rear view, though. Very young boy, so rating 3-4 only.

Also previously on my sailor suit and bedroom blogs.

Main overview entry

/2012/06/27/the-pooch-our-gang/

Pups Is Pups

12 Jun

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Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals)
Year: 1930
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Mary Ann ~7, boy ~9 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low+
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: At least one girl, probably Mary Ann Jackson in ripped bibs and an unknown boy in bibs. The boy looks Asian and is a referee of the tug of war game. He might be a Chinese laundry boy, but I only found 2 younger actors in later movies.

The first girl in this movies, I noticed in bibs.

2 reel, 19 minutes with sound (uncut). Some scenes got deleted. Colorized.

Rather few bibs scenes

Main overview entry

/2012/06/27/the-pooch-our-gang/

Update: The Kettles in the Ozarks

6 Jun

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I have rechecked the complete movie. Some nice scenes of the boy (Richard Eyer ?). Now I have pics with slightly better quality showing the hickory stripes.

The girl turns out to wear a dress with suspenders in this movie (pic 2 on the left), also showing the rear of the boy and an old man sitting in bibs.

Nice movie series.

Main entry, rating 4 at

/2016/04/14/the-kettles-in-the-ozarks/

Lyndon Johnson (1987)

3 Jun

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PBS documentary aka “American Experience: LBJ”
Year: 1987
Year in film: 1930s ?
Country: USA
Who in bibs: boys ~7-12 ?, men ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Bib occurence: very low ?
Rating: 3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: Searching for better pics of the feature film LBJ: The Early Years, boys, men rating 4, I found this one by coincidence.

This is obviously a b&w publicity pic showing some boys in bibs including faded bibs and white or similar (hickory striped ?).

Not 100% sure if this is that documentary but probably. Other sources including Wikipedia say LBJ 1988 PBS. Starring Laurence Luckinbill (?). Others even describing actors of the “LBS: The Early Years” movie. Also not sure about the exact date of this pic.

I assume very few scenes in here. Though very interesting.

Rating ~2-3.

Experimental Studies in the Social Climate of Groups

1 Jun

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PD documentary. Iowa. Silent film
Year: 1938 ?
Year in film: 1938 ?
Country: USA
Who in bibs: boy 10
Available on DVD: no
I own: no
Bib occurence: always
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: One 10 yo boy in dark (blue) bibs. Filmed with a hidden camera. I found this on archive.org searching for overalls (from the Prelinger archives).

Also rear views. Image quality is quite poor. I don’t know if it’s available in better quality. 40 minutes. Study by German born psychologist Kurt Lewin. Other sources say 1938, 1940s or 1953. But I think this was filmed in 1939 or 1938 (study released in 1939?). The study was from 1938-1940. And maybe filmed other groups as well. He left Iowa University in 1944 and died in 1947. 50s clothes and 1953 are definitely wrong. It’s a silent film anyway.

Rather few good scenes, so rating 3-4 only.

Divot Diggers (Our Gang)

27 May

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Classic comedy short film, silent, (Little Rascals)
Year: 1936
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Harold ~10
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium+
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: One boy, obviously 10 or 11 yo Harold Switzer (brother of Carl “Alfalfa”) in blue bibs. As announced another Our Gang movie. Perfect colorized image quality (also in b&w). Unfortunately rather few scenes and I haven’t found the key pic of this YouTube clip. Probably a publicity still.

Funny scene of the Rascals sliding down the grass on a piece of a fence. But brief and high speed scene at the end. In total 20 minutes. Tragic early death of both brothers.

Rating 5-6. I also have this on my pigtails blog (black boy Buckwheat) and obviously missed the bibs scenes. Some other movies also on my sailor suit blog. I have to check more Our Gang movies. I think the early ones haven’t been colorized, yet, mainly these later Spanky movies.

Main overview list

/2012/06/27/the-pooch-our-gang/

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The Champeen (1923) – Our Gang

25 May

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Classic comedy short film, silent, (Little Rascals)
Year: 1923
Year in film: 1920s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Mickey ~9, other boys
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium+
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Some boys in bibs, also sitting scenes. Most of interest: freckled Mickey Daniels (pics 1+4) in dark, heavily ripped bibs, bib at low position, too long legs. Some other, mainly younger boys, mainly in faded bibs.

Another “new” DVD release. Not sure about that quality and if there’s also a colorized version. Pics from a YouTube clip. Unfortunately in a poor, probably not (much) remastered image quality. In total ~23 minutes. Probably there aren’t much better versions after almost 100 years.

I like classics, and freckled Mickey. So rating 6. I just found another, much better and colorized movie, coming later.

Main overview Our Gang list, rating up to 6

/2012/06/27/the-pooch-our-gang/

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Update: House of Women (1962)

18 Apr

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I have now seen the complete movie. Most scenes of the boy are in the 2nd half. At 53 minutes, the boy is walking on the roof and walking downstairs.

Some more scenes inside the jail. But few good scenes and the boy is very young.

Main entry, still rating 2

/2014/10/12/house-of-women-1962/