Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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Corrected entry: The unmarried daughters wearing head scarves is inaccurate - married women wore head coverings (orthodox women still do) for modesty - to keep other men from seeing their hair, but unmarried girls would have been trying to advertise their "crowning glory."

Correction: Yes, it is true that unmarried girls do not cover their hair. However, in the film the daughters' hair is exposed around the scarves, most likely those scarves are to keep their hair out of their eyes while working. Their hair is uncovered at their sister's wedding, as it should be. Married orthodox women wear scarves, snoods or wigs to cover all of their hair, none would be showing.

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