Urwisy z Doliny Mlynów


Family series, 12 ep
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s ?
Country: Poland, Germany
Who in pigtails: Asia ~13
Who in pigtails 2: other girl
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium+ ?
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Agnieszka Krukówna around 12 or 13 yo as Asia (Anja in Germany) in blonde pigtails. Also in looped pigtails and open hair. Both pics showing her in ep 5. Looking more strict on pic 2. Also another girl (Olga Piotrowska ?, around 11 or 12 yo) in red-blonde, unbraided pigtails. Not sure about women (mom) or other (supporting) actresses like the younger girl.

She also appeared in the sequels (Klementynka i Klemens – gesi z Doliny Mlynów, and especially “Janka” (1989), rating 5, on German: Janna).

Also on my bib overalls blog (rating 6) and soon on my bedroom blog (girls+boy).

Rating 6-7. German title: Die Kinder vom Mühlental.


Info: Cologne Carnival


At the carnival, especially in Cologne, there are very often women, (teen) girls and some men (Dreigestirn: Jungfrau, traditionally played by men, except the kids, Kinderdreigestirn there are real girls) wearing very long pigtails. Either dark or blonde. Not sure about boys. Some pigtails might be wigs, but most are probably real pigtails.

There are different characters. First, Tanzmariechen, then Jungfrau, Bärbelchen (blonde) and maybe some more. And of course the costumes like Pippi Longstocking.

Currently, I don’t have better pics, so I use this pic from my overalls blog (Kinderstunk und Ziegenbart 2008), Kinderstunksitzung (rating 4).

Tanzmariechen usually dancing and doing acrobatics and the pigtails often flipping or hanging upside down.

Update: This year I watched carefully to the pigtails. Most (except for the wigs) pigtails are at the back of the head instead of the sides. I wonder if they are somehow attached with pins, needles or braces or just plaited. Maybe it’s a rather modern way of plaiting. And sometimes one pigtail is at the front (shoulder) and the other on the back. Not sure if this is on purpose or by coincidence. Probably rather a coincidence, at least when dancing.

Cross Creek


Biography/drama. Nominated for 4 Oscars
Year: 1983
Year in film: 1928, 1930
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Ellie ~18
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes
Pigtail occurence: medium-
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Dana Hill as tomboy Ellie around 18 yo but looking much younger due to a disease, in dark pigtails and faded bib overalls, also with a hat. Also other hairstyles like a crown (braid on top of the head). Later also in a dress but I think not in pigtails.

Also on my overalls blog, rating 5 (next to boys and a woman).

Dana Hill (“European Vacation”) died in 1996 aged 32.

Some more pics and infos on my other blog.

Update 3: The Waltons – Elizabeth


In season 7, 13 yo Elizabeth wearing shorter but thick pigtails and medium blue bib overalls. Pic at 2h22 on disc 3 ep 11 (12 in Germany). Also shown completetly front+rear.

Another good scene at 2h57.

More infos and pic, also of earlier episodes on my bib overalls blog.

Main entry and some separate posts here, rating 10 (including younger Elizabeth and others like Erin and Mary Ellen) at


Prijela k nám pout


Family film, musical
Year: 1973
Year in film: 1970s
Country: CZ
Who in pigtails: Vendulka ~11
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least this girl, Zuzana Bydzovská in dark, long but thick pigtails.

I only have checked it briefly.

Original title: Přijela k nám pouť.

Shirtless Soccer playing boys, but not in shiny shorts.

I like long pigtails, but prefer strict and thinner ones.

Rating 7 for now.

Donovan’s Kid


Disney TV movie
Year: 1979
Year in film: ~1900s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girl Jamie ~13
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: VHS
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: At least Katy Kurtzman in blonde, rather thin and long pigtails and Cowboy clothes including hat and also wearing another cap. I think rather few scenes. Also in open hair. 1900s setting. Western or more likely Western-like or ranch setting.

Originally in 2 parts on The Wonderful World of Disney, s25e10+11.

I don’t remember the complete movie and found it some time ago. No entry on my Western blog, yet.

Also starring Mickey Rooney. I think officially only on VHS.

Rating 6-7 for now.

The Night of the Hunter


Classic b/w Thriller starring Robert Mitchum
Year: 1955
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Ruby ~21, Clary 11
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: Gloria Castillo as oldest foster child (on the left) in short pigtails, also more of interest Mary Ellen Clemons (as Clary, uncredited) in dark, long pigtails (in the middle). I don’t remember the younger girls like Pearl in pigtails.

Very good movie. Billy Chapin wore nice bib overalls and a short union suit (overalls blog rating 7). He died in 2016.

I think only few scenes of Clary.

So rating 6 for now only.

The Littlest Hobo (1979)


Family series with dog. Remake, 114 ep
Year: 1979-1985
Year in film: 1970s, 80s
Country: Canada
Who in pigtails: girls, teen girls
Who in pigtails 2: women
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  8/10 ?
Rating: ********
Comment: At least a girl, teen girl and woman in dark pigtails. I first found the teen girl in very long pigtails and blue shorts in s1e5. Pic 2 showing a young girl in s1e23. Pic 3 showing a woman in s2e6. Probably some more actresses.

I haven’t checked all episodes, yet. But this is a great series. Some episodes showing ranch and Rodeo settings. I also have to check the 1958 movie and the 1963 series. Officially on DVD only seasons 1-2.

Also (soon) on all my other blogs (except sailor suits), rating mostly 8-9.

Rating 8-9 for now. For more infos, see my other blogs.


Die Eifelpraxis


Drama movie series, 3+ episodes
Year: 2016-
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Mia 9, 10
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least Mascha Schrader in a dark, long, modern shoulder braid in episode 3 “Väter und Söhne”, pictured). She wore pigtails one year earlier in episode 1 “Erste Hilfe aus Berlin”. Also unbraided pigtails and a ponytail. Women at least in dark ponytails as well.

Not bad, bur rather few scenes of her. And looking much younger in pigtails in ep 1.

Maybe more actresses in later episodes?

Rating 5-6 for now.


Kindheit (1987)


DEFA movie
Year: 1987
Year in film: 1944
Country: East Germany
Who in pigtails: girl ~10 ?
Who in pigtails 2: women ?
Available on DVD: no ?
I own: no, partly TV recording
Pigtail occurence: medium ?
Rating:  5/10 ?
Rating: *****
Comment: At least this unknown, blonde girl in longer, but only partly braided pigtails. Probably also women in dark braids, buns or crowns.

Also on my sailor suit blog (boy rating 4).

Nice rural setting of Silesia in 1944. Some interesting scenes (of the main character, boy Alfons).

I don’t know the complete movie and only have a short clip.

Rating 5 for now only.