Update: Summer’s End (1985)

10 Sep


I found one other boy in dark bibs in this one. But I prefer the other actors.

Good movie, nice 1940s setting and sitting scenes, still rating 6. Also on my pigtails blog, rating 6 as well.

I have to recheck this at slow speed. I think some parts are missing online.

Main entry here



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.

Il ciclone (1996)

9 Sep


Romance/comedy film
Year: 1996
Year in film: 1990s ?
Country: Italy
Who in bibs: Selvaggia ~34, man
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurence: medium ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least Barbara Enrichi in light blue longer shortalls, also sitting. Lesbian content (pic 1 one strap down while starting to be undressed by the other lady) and rural setting. Also at least one young man in bibs (pic 3).

I found a pic by coincidence and don’t know the complete movie.

English title: Amore Amore.

Rating 3-4 for now. I don’t like this actress. Bibs and hair appear darker in pic 3. I think also a man in beige long johns lying in a coffin.


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




Update: Ministern (1970)

7 Sep


Previously no pics at all, I now found at least a trailer and added a headshot of the boy. Unfortunately no bibs scenes shown in the trailer, except the old man. Obviously fewer scenes than 1st assumed.

But the boy is too young (6 yo) anyway.

The movie is available as stream (not for free) and obviously in good image quality. Maybe there will be a DVD at some time?

Main entry, still rating 3 (but could be higher)


Update: Timber the Treasure Dog

6 Sep


I have rechecked this complete movie. There are even more bibs scenes than assumed, hard to choose the best pics. Bibs are tight and several nice rear views (fabric often in the butt crack). Also sitting on the grass (rather side view) and at the end wet scenes (a bit wet after leaving the cave for unknown reasons) but mainly headshots.

Pic 1 at 54 minutes, other pics at around 36 minutes. There’s also a man in coveralls.

Main entry, still rating 6 at



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



The Big Show (1923) Our Gang – ordered

3 Sep


Classic comedy short film, silent (Little Rascals / Our Gang), PD
Year: 1923
Year in film: 1920s
Country: USA
Who in bibs: Mickey ~9, boys ~7-13 ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, ordered
Clothing occurence: medium+
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: First, again Mickey Daniels in faded bibs and a cap (pic 2). Later, several boys watching the stage show including great sitting scenes also some older boys.

I always considered buying DVDs of Our Gang, so that’s my first one. Although Public Domain and available online, I hope for a better quality. There are many compilations, but these earliest silent films are rare and I only found 2 DVD sets containing this one. 1st the 2006 RC1 Grapevine DVD (I ordered) Our Gang Volume One, and the 2017 RC0 DVD Hal Roach’s Rascals Volume 2 (Alpha Video), both DVDr. I own 2 DVDs from Alpha Video and both aren’t remastered and very poor.

One of the Smiths (1931) probably has a much better image quality but the new compilation is still expensive.

More infos later (might take 1-2 weeks to receive). Rating ~7 for now. 20 minutes.



Main overview entry