Kästner und der kleine Dienstag


TV drama/ biography Erich Kästner
Year: 2016
Year in film: 1931, later
Country: Germany, Austria
Who in pigtails: Trude ~13 ?
Who in pigtails 2: others ~7-19
Available on DVD: yes
I own: yes, TV recording
Pigtail occurence: low+
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: Some few girls in pigtails including this girl with blonde looped ones, I think 13 yo Charlotte Lorenzen. Also some few others at school and elsewhere including blonde buns (young girl), short dark and regular pigtails. And the sister of the older Hans, set around 8 years later in the 2nd half of the movie. But rather few scenes.

Also on my sailor suit blog (boy, rating 3) and soon on my bedroom blog, rating ~4.

Quite interesting movie, fresh and handsome kids, but only in the first half.

Could be better. I don’t like much looped pigtails.

Rating 3-4 only.

Update of Anne of Green Gables (2016) coming next (aired on Christmas).




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.

Valentina (1982)

Drama by Antonio José Betancor
–Year: 1982
–Year in film: 1911
–Country: Spain
–Who in pigtails: Valentina ~10 ?
–Who in pigtails 2:
–Available on DVD: yes
–I own: no
–Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
–Rating: 6/10 ?
–Rating: ******
–Comment: I think Paloma Gómez as neighbor girl Valentina in long, blonde pigtails, also in looped pigtails and one pigtails on front and the other on the rear. Also a plaiting scene (close-up).

Interesting movie set in 1911.

Also on my sailor suit blog (boy, rating 4) and soon on my bedroom blog.

There’s also a sequel called “1919, crónica del alba” set 8 years later. Alternate title: Valentine. Starring Anthony Quinn.

Rating 5-6.

Heidi (1952)


Drama. Johanna Spyri
Year: 1952
Year in film: 1880s ?
Country: Switzerland
Who in pigtails: Heidi ~9
Who in pigtails 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low+ ?
Rating:  6/10 ?
Rating: ******
Comment: At least main character Heidi, played by Elsbeth Siegmund in very long, dark pigtails, also looped.

Today on 3sat. Also the 1955 color sequel.

Not bad, but I think rather few pigtails scenes. Needs to be recheckd later and also the later Heidi movies.

I have some few other Heidi movies on my Lederhosen blog. But also very few, almost no Lederhosen. Some showing Heidi or teen girl Klara in sailor (style) dresses.

I think I don’t like this version and actress. Nice room.

Rating 5-6 for now.

Law of the Plainsman


Western series, 60 ep, Michael Ansara
Year: 1959-1960
Year in film: 1880s ?
Country: USA
Who in pigtails: Tess ~9
Who in pigtails 2: other girls ?
Available on DVD: yes *
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: low ?
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: At least Gina Gillespie in very long, dark pigtails. Also looped pigtails. Pic from s1e20. But she starred in 15 of the 30 episodes.

Also on my Western blog, rating 5.

I don’t know all episodes.

For this rating 6-7.

She also starred in some other Western series like Laramie, Tales of Wells Fargo and The Travels of Jamie McPheeters.

Update: Tiere bis unters Dach


Little sister Lilie (Lotte Hanné) with long blonde hair wore all kinds of pigtails and other hairstyles. There are also some more girls, including red hair, short pigtails and buns.

I think first in a bit protruding pigtails with rubber rings. Pic 1 from ep 14 (season 2, s2e1). A bit later she wore a hat and regular pigtails. Also in ep 16 (pic 2).

In pic 3 she wore what I call “modern” style pigtails, which is partly plaited onto the head, so the pigtails are hanging free only at the lower part near the shoulders.

Redhaired Celina also in ep 16 next to I think other girls riding.

Looped pigtails (season 1) are shown in the main entry next to some other girls in later seaons. Lilie is very young in seasons 1+2 and I don’t like her here. Paulina is much better (currently rating 7).


Coming next: Die Klimaretter – Wer spart, gewinnt!



Tiere bis unters Dach


German family farm series. 69+ ep. in 6+ seasons
Year: 2010-
Year in film: 2010s
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Lilie ~8, Paulina ~11
Who in pigtails 2: Celine ~11 ?, others ?
Available on DVD: yes
I own:yes, partly TV recordings
Pigtail occurence: medium ?
Rating: 7/10 ?
Rating: *******
Comment: Some girls in pigtails. I first thought, that I already had an entry and just wanted to make an update of the redhaired girl. Series is currently running weekends on German DasErste (season 1).

My favourite is blonde Paulina (Tabea Hug, pics 1+3 from ep 43=season 4, so ~11 yo, but also younger shown) in long pigtails. Pic 4 showing young Lilie (s1e4) in blonde, looped pigtails. I think also later in regular ones and other hair styles.

Pic 2 showing a redhaired girl (Zora Achtnich as Celine) with rather short pigtails in ep 6. I think also other (older) girls and maybe women in pigtails. I don’t remember all episodes.

Also on my bib overalls blog (f,m rating up to 6 including firefighters) and on my shiny shorts blog.

Rating even 7 for now.

Update more pics of Lilie in season 2 with all kinds of pigtails (rating 5)




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.

Das doppelte Lottchen (1950)


Family film, novel by Erich Kästner
Year: 1950
Year in film: ~1949
Country: Germany
Who in pigtails: Lotte, Luise ~11
Who in pigtails 2: other girls
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Pigtail occurence: often ?
Rating:  7/10
Rating: *******
Comment: Jutta and Isa Günther as 10 yo main characters in rather short pigtails (also looped) and some other girls in pigtails and braids. Also plaiting scenes, touching own and pulling at the sister’s pigtail.

Interesting classic movie and famous plot. There are some, mainly modern remakes but I think none showing pigtails.

I have to recheck the complete movie. English title: Two Times Lotte. One or both girls in a sailor dress (soon on my other blog) rating 5.

Rating 7-8 for now.



Update 2: The Waltons


Searching for Erin in pigtails in later seasons (I have very briefly checked some parts of season 3+4 but haven’t found anything), I found a guest star and also Elizabeth in looped pigtails.

Pic 1 from s3e15 friend of Ben (I don’t remember her name). Pic 2 from s4e2.

I didn’t remember Elizabeth in looped pigtails. Obviously very rare. And Erin is rather rarely shown or in the focus. I noticed her once in not braided pigtails.

Mary Ellen also in pigtails in season 3 (disc 5) but looking similar like in the main entry.

I have to recheck seasons 1-4 or 5 again (and season 8+9) also for more supporting actresses, especially at school. I’m currently still watching season 6.

Main entry rating 10