Pigtails depends on its readers for leads, additional research or images needed to complete certain posts. I will date each entry so you can know the last time I updated or added a new entry. The items are subdivided so, you can focus your attention on areas you are knowledgeable in. The categories are: Artists, Models and Actresses, Film and Other Media (including such things as postcards and comics). Items formerly belonging to the ‘Wish List’ have been integrated here. Some items may already appear as posts on Pigtails, but more information or examples are desired.. Many of these leads will be developed into posts but others may remain here for readers to follow up on. It is hoped that this page will eliminate a lot a duplication of effort.
This page is organized by: artist name, model/actress name, name of film and other media so you can focus your browsing to areas of interest or expertise. Based on the current database, artists and films have the longest lists so they will have dedicated pages.
Fuck Off and Die (and/or) La Squab by Britton, David & Kris Guidio: This comic collection was put out by the notorious Savoy Books. This will perhaps be easier for our British readers to locate, since it is a British publication, but Amazon does seem to have some copies available. I am interested primarily in the pages which have the character La Squab, a little prepubescent punk girl who is known to break rules … and boundaries. This edition also has an introduction by Alan Moore. There is now a book devoted solely to La Squab and both books are now in the Pigtails Library.
The Cottingley Fairies: It is remarkable how little girls manage to insinuate themselves into every aspect of life. During World War I and its aftermath, two young girls perpetrated a hoax in which they claimed to have photographed fairies in the area of Cottingley village in Yorkshire. Photographic experts declared that the photos in question were not altered and so they represented a kind of hope to a demoralized people. One of the most noted enthusiasts was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who lost a son in the war. There were two very different films produced surrounding this story, FairyTale: A True Story (US, 1997) and Photographing Fairies (UK, 1997) , and their reviews will be included as part of a post on this subject.