TV drama
–Year: 2017
–Year in film: 1970s
–Country: Germany
–Who in pigtails: girl ~10 ?
–Who in pigtails 2: other girls ?
–Available on DVD: no/not yet
–I own: no
–Pigtail occurence: low ?
–Rating: 5/10 ?
–Rating: *****
–Comment: At least this young girl at school (PE) rope jumping in long, blonde pigtails. So pigtails flying up. Also in large, looped pigtails.

Has been aired yesterday, but I only have checked it briefly before on the mediathek.

Interesting movie and plot, mainly about boys. Nice PE shorts (including red and white), but not shiny.

Rating 5-6. English title: Sugar Sand.


Love’s Abiding Joy


Christian TV drama/Western. Novel by Janette Oke
Year: 2006
Year in film: 1880s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: girls ~15 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: very low ?
Rating:  5/10
Rating: *****
Comment: Some few girls at the very end of this movie dancing. Pigtails flying up.

Quite interesting and not bad, but I think very few and brief scenes.

Also on my bib overalls blog, rating 5. Next to other “Love Comes Softly” movie series.

Another Oke series is


Joey (1985)


Fantasy film, director Roland Emmerich
Year: 1985
Year in film: 1980s
Country: Germany, USA
Who in pigtails: Sally ~9 ?
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: medium- ?
Rating:  4/10 ?
Rating: ****
Comment: At least this girl, I think Tammy Shields in rather short, thin, blonde pigtails. Her pigtails flying up and dancing due to supernatural powers (of Joey) or telekinesis.

Quite funny. Finally some flying up pigtails.

Also on my bib overalls blog (boys rating 4).

There are better movies. Nice 80s toys and bedroom. Also soon on that blog.

For pigtails rating 4-5 only. I think rather few good scenes.

Coming next: a boy in pigtails.

Schau in meine Welt!


Kids documentary series
Year: 2012-
Year in film: ~2016
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: girls ~9-15
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: no
I own: no, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: low+ *
Rating:  6/10
Rating: ******
Comment: Some few girls and mainly younger teen girls in traditional Bavarian clothes (dresses) and pigtails. Blonde and dark blond and brown, often long. Also dancing with boys (those in Lederhosen) and the pigtails (and dresses) flying up while spinning (“Dirndldrahn”). Ep 187 “Ludwig, der Schuhplattler”.

Also on my Lederhosen blog (rating 6) and my overalls blog (other episode firefighters f/m, rating 4).

Interesting series.

Rating 6 for this episode. For more infos see my other blog.

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.

Story 1: Pigtails flying up in the air


The first story entry, I thought of would be a movie scene in which pigtails are being made and braided. I bet in LHOTP are such scenes. I will soon check some episodes of that.

I found a publicity pic (Getty images, January 1947) of Margaret O’Brien (*1937) reading a ghost book and her pigtails are flying up in the air. I don’t want to use copyrighted pics. She’s pictured here in the movie “Our Vines Have Tender Grapes” (1947) with looped pigtails. Entry coming soon.

I’m not sure if flying up pigtails are in one of her movies. must be before 1947 (before “The Unfinished Dance” and “The Big City”.  The Canterville Ghost 1944 would make sense but is maybe too early. I only found her wearing looped pigtails. Good long, regular pigtails of her also in “Bad Bascomb” (1946).

I bet that there are other movies with flying up pigtails. Maybe in Little Rascals/Our Gang or similar movies. I only have the protruding pigtails of Pippi Longstocking.