Time Out for Lessons (Our Gang)


Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals / Our Gang)
Year: 1939
Year in film: 1930s
Country: USA
Who in clothing: Darla ~8 sailor dress
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low ?
Rating:  3/10
Rating: ***
Comment: At least Darla Hood in a short sailor dress with white angled collar and 3 stripes and matching scarves.

Not that bad and I like white collars. Doesn’t fit in the late 30s. 10 minutes only.

Rating ~2-3 only.

Main overview list f,m


Calling All Kids (1943) Our Gang


Classic comedy short film (Little Rascals / Our Gang)
Year: 1943
Year in film: 1940s
Country: USA
Who in clothing: boys, girls, sailor suits
Who in clothing 2:
Available on DVD: yes
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low+ ?
Rating:  4/10
Rating: ****
Comment: At least 3 boys and 2 girls in long Navy or sailor suits on a stage. Dark blue or black including the scarves and white sailor’s caps. Also some more kids in grey appearing suits. Girls wearing pants as well.

Handsome kids and guest stars, not just the regular cast. Actors include Frank Ward ~12yo and Eleanor Taylor. Robert Blake in a suit as well. Most kids are uncredited.

Not bad but 11 minutes only. So rating ~4.

Main overview list



Rennsteiglied (Thüringer Folklore Tanzensemble Rudolstadt), Herbert Roth on TV


On Sunday on MDR: “Legenden – Ein Abend für Herbert Roth”. I already have an entry of this 2017 documentary, aired in the series Damals war’s, ep 4.


During research, I found this clip on YouTube called “Rennsteiglied – Traditional German Dance” by Thuiringer.

Boys and mainly girls in buckskin Lederhosen. Also sitting on each other. He also have some more clips including Watschnplattler and butt slapping (boys and girls hitting each other) “Traditional German Dance – Bavarian Folk Dance”. Lederhosen with and without suspenders.

Stranger Things (2016)


Mystery series starring Winona Ryder
Year: 2016-
Year in film: 1980s
Country: USA
Who in clothing: Steve ~24 , sailor suit
Who in clothing 2: girl Robin ~18, sailor dress
Available on DVD: yes/stream
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: very low ?
Rating:  2/10 ?
Rating: **
Comment: At least Joe Keery in a short, medium blue sailor suit and teen girl Robin, played by Maya Hawke in a blue sailor dress. Pic from the trailer of season 3.

Also previously on my bib overalls blog and maybe soon on my shiny shorts blog. Most shorts might not be shiny. But also swimwear at an outdoor pool.

I assume rather few good scenes in the sailor suits.

For this rating ~2 for now.

Young People’s Specials

Afterschool Special. 19+ ep, 1984-1988 ?
Year: 1980s ?
Year in film: 1930s ?? 1970s ?
Country: USA
Who in clothing: girl ~11, sailor dress
Who in clothing 2: other hist. clothes, overalls
Available on DVD: VHS only (OOP)
I own: no
Clothing occurrence: low ?
Rating:  3/10 ?
Rating: ***
Comment: At least a darkhaired girl in a light blue sailor dress with matching collar and dickey. 1 white stripe and scarf. Also a man in bib overalls. Unknown episode. Maybe “The Land, the Sea, the Children There”. (No entry on IMDb) with a 10 yo Sandra with 4 siblings. Aired in 1979. Or maybe “Westward Wagons” produced in 1973 and 1870s setting (no entry on IMDb) or s1e7 (1976) with 11 yo Lara Berk as Debbie. Obviously not s1e1 “Runaway to Glory” (1986) with Molly and granddad (with a straw hat, depicting on top of the VHS).

By coincidence, I found a VHS cover, depicting the girl and kids from other episodes.

I can’t say much more. Some infos on worldcat.org.

Episode “Umbrella Jack” recently updated on my bib overalls blog and added to my bedroom blog, next infos about other episodes. Also especially of interest an Amish boy in the awarded episode “Joshua’s Confusion”  (no entry on IMDb of that one). Other episodes are set in the 1980s and 1930s. And I think one in the 12th and maybe one in the 19th century.

Update: Road to Avonlea – (season 2 on TV)


Some more great historical clothes, especially of Zac.

Pic 1 from s2e1, pic 2 from s2e3, currently running. Also girls in sailor dresses and similar. One older girl in a sailor dress with dark blue collar doing gym (bending forwards) while her collar flap partially falling down.

Main entry (also updated on my overalls blog, rating 9)


Update: Road to Avonlea – (season 1 on TV)


Sunday on German’s Bibel TV.

Next to girls and women, there are also boys and a young man in sailor suits. Including wet scenes at a beach in bathing costumes and sailor suits. Also boys and a man in bib overalls (other blog now rating 9 instead of 7).

Pics 1+4 from season 7, pic 2 from a 1992 making of (is this the same series ?), pic 3 from s6e2. Also soon on my pigtails blog. Another interesting version is the 1975 BBC series Anne of Avonlea (at least nice historical clothes and pigtails).

Main entry here, currently rating 4 for the girl’s sailor suits



Info 305: Webfinds Lederhosen

I found a great facebook page showing several boys and girls in different Lederhosen dancing Schuplattler. Long and short Lederhosen. I think very few ones in smooth finished leather as well.

Unlike the tumblr blogs, who always got deleted sooner or later, I think this is decent enought to add this on my blogroll.


Update 2: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory


I have completely rechecked this movie. Although hard to recognize, I now think that these are real Lederhosen out of buckskin or similar leather.

Rather few scenes, as he’s the first kid removed from the party.

I like chubby boys, but somehow I think there are better movies. Obviously at least partly filmed in Munich but no others in Lederhosen.

The movie itself is also quite poor (especially compared to the remake with much more handsome actors and CGI). I don’t like the 70s and the haircuts.

Now also on my Western blog. Main entry, still rating 3 (no need for more pics). There’s also a girl in a rare, red sailor dress.