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Update 2: The Big Show (1923) Our Gang

19 Sep


Some more pics and final update of this one. The best scenes, I already had. My favourite boy is the handsome, smiling boy (tall boy, pic 1 also rear view, last pic). Some more sitting scenes and rear views and other actors. Pic 4 showing the extremely ripped bibs of Mickey Daniels and parts of his dark underwear.

There’s one more unpictured scene of boys running to the show, front view, just before pic 3 but very brief and some in the distance.





All About the Washingtons

18 Sep


Netflix sitcom, 10+ episodes
Year: 2018
Year in film: 2010s ?
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Skyler ~ 10 ?
Available on DVD: yes ?
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least Leah Rose Randall in blue shortalls or similar (might be a dress), also sitting on the floor according publicity pics. Sorry, no better pics, yet. Pic from the season 1 trailer.

Rating 2-3 for now only.

Also 2 girls in blue bibs-like dresses in yesterday’s “Viel für wenig” show (WDR) few and brief scenes at the end.

Joy Scouts (Our Gang)

15 Sep


Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals)
Year: 1939
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Mickey ~6 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: I tried to check the late MGM movies of Our Gang (1938-1944, talkies), but I haven’t found any clips online, unlike the earlier Hal Roach movies. As they are still copyrighted, MGM probably is strict and deleting all of them so that people should by the DVD collection. So I mainly checked some pics.

The MGM movies are probably not as good as the earlier ones and there’s mainly Robert Blake in too small bibs with small bib, like in Waldo’s Last Stand.

I found a pic, like on forgottenfilmcast with a boy, I think Robert Blake, 5 or 6 yo in regular, good bibs. I think it shows Alfalfa, Spanky, Porky, Buckwheat, Leonhard and Mickey (Robert Blake). Porky (Eugene Lee), same age is I think almost as small but looking similar. So this is probably the best movie concerning bibs of the later movies.

Pic is from Mokey (1942), rating 4 showing him as well but ~3 years later.

There are some few other episodes of interest like shirtless swimming, I think even skinny dipping (in “Fightin’ Fools” and/or Mighty Lak A Goat) and other scenes, especially nice swim shorts in “Going to Press” (1942) (pic on animatedviews). Also some older, handsome boys at school but not in bibs. I considered buying the DVD set, but probably no need for buying that one just for the bibs scenes. Another good movie with bibs is probably The Smart Guys, at a lake, maybe wet scenes. I still checking the earlier ones, more posts later, also on my other blogs. Alfalfa and another boy singing in Beginner’s Luck “She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain” but unfortunatley not in bibs but Western clothes. I also have uploaded 2 better pics of The Pooch.

Main entry f/m rating up to 7


Update: The Champeen (1923) – Our Gang

12 Sep


Some more pics of this one. I already had an entry but even missed the best scenes. All pics are taken from my DVD, but the image quality isn’t much better than the online clips. The 2nd best movie of this compilation next to The Big Show. Maybe some of the supporting actors are the same.

Some great sitting scenes front and also rear views. The boys in pic 1 falling back over off the bench, several, but brief scenes. Also Mickey Daniels in ripped bibs (see main entry) and Joe Cobb in bibs with patches (pic 5, brief scene). Freckled Mickey Daniels and Jackie Davis boxing shirtless. Boxing scenes in other movies on my shiny shorts blog.

Main entry, rating 6




One Terrible Day

11 Sep


Classic comedy short film, silent (Little Rascals / Our Gang), PD
Year: 1922
Year in film: 1920s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Mickey ~8, Peggy ~9
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Clothing occurence: medium
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: First Mickey Daniels in faded and ripped bibs (pic 2) also dressing and undressing scenes after swimming with the other boys in underwear in a fountain, later 9 or 10 yo Peggy Cartwright riding in faded bibs (maybe hickory striped ?) and a straw hat (2 or 3 brief scenes). Also standing, great rear view, bending over. 16 minutes, silent.

Pics from my Our Gang Vol 1 DVD from Grapevine. The image quality is very poor, especially this movie, but I think it’s already remastered comparing to online clips. The movie is even worse than these pics suggest. But for 100 year old movies you can’t expect much more. Luckily, my favorite movie of these “The Big Show” is better.

I have seen all 7 movies of this DVD and will add more entries later. Few good other scenes, most notable in The Champeen.



Info 892: Santa Barbara (1984) checked

10 Sep


I have checked all 194 episodes where Justin Gocke appeared (according IMDb) at high speed and haven’t found any bibs scenes. Also no other actors.

It’s possible that I missed some scenes but if so then there are very few and brief scenes, if any.

He wore a suit and tie in around half of his episodes and different shirts including pink (ep 1489), orange (1551 pictured) and turqouise (eg 1242). Basecap in ep 1462 and shorts in ep 1242 and one other episode (both not shiny). Good jeans scene eg in ep 1100.

Handsome actor, previously rating 5, but now rating 2 for just the lady. Maybe there are others, especially in the earlier episodes?


At least one good Western scene (woman, girl), soon on my other blog, ~rating 3.

Update: The Big Show (1923) Our Gang DVD comparison

8 Sep


As announced, I bought the Our Gang Volume 1 compilation from Grapevine. The DVDr is not RC1 but luckily RC0. The image quality of the movies differ, some are b&w and very poor, others are tinted a bit yellow and are better. But I haven’t checked all 7 movies (2h). Luckily, “The Big Show” is better and sharper than the online clips. “The Champeen” is also yellow and not better than the TCM clip. I still doubt that the Alpha Video DVD would be better, so this is probably the best available.

As announced several boys and many good scenes (sitting, standing front+rear). Most or all bibs are very faded, especially those of Mickey Daniels (ripped especially on his left side showing his underwear. I will make more posts later. Also on my other blogs. Main post, I think rating 7 was correct


Main Our Gang overview at



Update: Vasko da Gama ot selo Rupcha

7 Sep


Some more pics of this one, also showing more of the length (bib at low position), the rear view and also an apron over them.

I like grey bibs, but not this actor, bib at low position and few scenes anyway. Typical working bibs but could be worse.

Main entry, still rating 3




Story 150: Long johns, union suit, Our Gang, Sears

5 Sep


A bit off-topic, but vintage clothes are always interesting. Long johns (and underwear) are rarely shown in movies or series, especially kids. And very rare in combination with overalls (and often you don’t know what’s underneath). I’m currently searching the late “Our Gang” movies (I think rather few actors in bibs, mainly Robert Blake with a small bib like in Waldo’s Last Stand). Yesterday, I found Alfalfa in long Johns in “Came the Brawn” (1938), pic 2. He wore boxing shorts over them which were pulled down by the opponent boy, also rear view. Soon also on my shiny shorts blog. Pic 3 showing him in “Reunion in Rhythm“. But he rarely wore bibs.

Some movies here with long johns are The Waltons (mainly John, Jim-Bob also shown in underwear), Looking For Miracles, Big City (2007) and mainly some other Westerns, I think LHOTP and The Cowboys (1972). I have to check for more (movies and books), maybe some are on my Western or sailor suit blog (+blogroll) .

A good source are the Sears catalogues. Pic 1 from 1935. Also some boys (and men) pictured in different overalls, I think good pics in the 1938 catalogue. I also found a girl in bibs there spring and summer 1938. Pics are on flickr (but mainly copyrighted). Some also on my Google Photos album, previously Picasa).

I have some more posts about that



Update: Santa Barbara (1984)

4 Sep


There are currently hundreds of new vids on YouTube (Russian dubbed and titled, though), maybe now almost the complete series, and I have recently checked ~70 episodes, so in total more than 100, but I still haven’t found Justin Gocke (pic 2 from ep 1104 and pic 3 from ep 1288) in bibs.

Maybe he wore bibs in the later episodes in the early 90s (shorter hair), I previously assumed him in bibs as younger boy around ep 900-1000. Now, IMDb listed him appearing in 194 instead of 186 episodes but there are very brief scenes. As he appeared in rather few episodes, I should just check those. I think previously, the later episodes were unavailable.

I found by coincidence a lady in tight white bibs in ep 193 (also rear view) and also a toddler boy in white bibs or shortalls in ep 1012.

Maybe he didn’t wear bibs at all and it was just a publicity pic? When making suggestions, more details are helpful, if possible, especially on lengthy series. I don’t know even the year. 1987? 1992? Same for the different Sitio do Pica-Pau Amarelo series (2000+ episodes, still missing the girls and some boys).

Main entry, currently rating 5 with 2 more pics of Gocke