News Archives: 2003
TV Guide reports, newcomer Erin Cottrell (pictured right) best known for her roles on Guiding Light and Legally Blonde 2 has been cast as Caroline Ingalls in ABC's upcoming miniseries update of Little House on the Prairie. Karen Grassle played the role in the 1970s original series. Special thanks to Prairie fan Tammy Arnold for the tip!
Little House Season
Fans, Season 4 of Little House will be available for purchase on February 17, 2004. If you would like to pre-order your copy of Season 4 click here, and it will be shipped to you when it arrives.
Greenbush (Carrie) speaks out against Horse abuse. Visit
www.rescuenetwork.com to see her
Website Updates. We have added a few
recipes of Laura Ingalls Wilder's in the Information area on this website.
It's the holidays! Share some of Laura's recipes with your family during
this holiday season! We have also made a few changes in the Mercantile.
We are happy to report that
Lindsay and Sidney's Official website (Carrie) is back up and running.
Check it out at
Prairie Fans is working on
a special project called "Fans on The Books." This new feature lets fans
share their thoughts on their favorite books by Laura Ingalls Wilder with
the whole world. If you would like to submit your story to us, send it to
email@example.com. ALL stories submitted will be used!
House Site Tours!
Prairie Fans has just discovered Barbara Hawkins Little House Site Tours webpage. Barbara features an exciting video featuring all the homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder plus she gives tours! Visit the "Oleson's Mercantile" on this website to purchase a Little House Tour video for only 16.50 with free shipping! For more information visit Barbara's website at www.lhsitetours.homestead.com
Cool Updates! We've added
more photos to our picture collection. The
Mercantile has a fresh new look with
items for sale! Plus, a new feature has been added to the multimedia page.
It's a surprise. :)
Hey Prairie Fans! The
webmaster of this website loves hearing from you and cares about your
suggestions. So, we have set up an AOL IM screen name Prairie Fans
for you can chat and give your comments and suggestions about this site
anytime while the webmaster is online. We look forward to hearing from
Burr Oak, Iowa, the
childhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder has just released a new official
website featuring attractions, calendars, projects and a gift shop and
lots more! To visit go to
Fans is proud to feature a current head shot of our favorite school
teacher "Miss Beadle." Special thanks to Charlotte Stewart for sharing
this picture with all of us!
Bonanza: The Next
Generation has been re-released on DVD. It features appearances by Little
House actors Dabbs Greer and a brief appearance by Kevin Hagen. Also, this
movie has Michael Landon Jr. portraying Little Joe's son. :) This DVD
retails for 12.99 and has been spotted at Wal-Mart's around the USA. You
can purchase your copy here at Prairie Fans by clicking
Shannon Doherty who played "Jenny
Wilder" Laura and Almanzo's niece in the later years of Little House On
The Prairie will be featured on the cover of this December's Playboy
magazine. Warning, for those who have children this magazine contains
content not suitable for young viewers.
Special thanks to our
friend Paul who runs
Richards Family website for providing us
with this current picture of Kyle Richards pictured right who played the
young and lovable "Alicia Edwards" in the early seasons of Little House.
Season 3 on DVD!
Fans, Season 3 of Little House in now available for purchase in the Oleson's Mercantile on this site. Save 15% off the original price when you purchase.
A new article featuring
news and dates on the upcoming Little House mini series is now available.
here to read.
Little House On The Prairie
Gobble, Gobble, its Turkey day and in anticipation of breaking bread and giving thanks, Hallmark Channel is offering viewers an opportunity to celebrate the meaning of family with a "Little House on the Prairie" marathon airing Sunday, November 23 (1 - 8 p.m. E/P).
REBUILDING "LITTLE HOUSE"
Half-pint, Pa, Ma and Mary are going to be setting out on the frontier once again. ABC is bringing back "Little House on the Prairie," in miniseries form, to air on "The Wonderful World of Disney." The new screen incarnation will reportedly be faithful to the classic books of LAURA INGALLS WILDER and her tales of life as a pioneer. MICHAEL LANDON and MELISSA GILBERT starred in the long-running NBC series which did not focus on the true life of the author. More information to be announced!
Posted 11-03-03 Source of news, ETOnline.com. Special thanks to Prairie fan Tammy Arnold for the tip!
Little House Set Burns!
Today's heavy fires in southern California burned what was left of the remaining Little House set including the Ingalls home which was located in Simi Valley on the Big Sky Movie Ranch. The only thing found remaining was an old tree Michael Landon carved showing his name and his former wife Lynn's name. Michael loved the Simi Valley area very much. Besides Little House, He filmed episodes of Father Murphy, Highway to Heaven at the Big Sky Movie Ranch. Now, the memory of the Little House is with us in our minds and every time we watch an amazing episode of Little House. If you never got the chance to visit the set we invite you to check out Lisa Sander's visit to the Simi Valley Ranch in 1999 with pictures. Click here to visit.
Alison Arngrim posted the following today on her website about this fire.
"I am putting out a plea to all Little
House fans who are upset by this, to make donations to the RED CROSS who
are setting up shelters for the thousands of people who have been burned
out of their homes." - Alison
Attention all Prairie Fans! Stop by Alison's Official website. Alison has many NEW current pictures of herself along with current news about Richard Bull, Jonathan Gilbert and Katherine MacGregor.
Wilder 27th Pageant!
The 27th annual Wilder Pageant is coming up in the real Walnut Grove! This creative outdoor drama is based on the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove. A live performance is presented along the banks of Plum Creek. For more information visit www.walnutgrove.org
Performance is at 9:00 pm on July 9-10-11, 16-17-18, 23-24-25, 2004
For Ticket Office call
MICHAEL LANDON MUSIC VIDEO!
Hey Landon fans! Check out our exclusive music video celebrating the career of Michael Landon! This music video was created to celebrate his birthday this month on October 31st 2003. Visit the Fan Community files on prairietalk.com to watch the video. This video was moved to prairietalk.com after Mike's birthday ended.
Posted 10-11-03 (Updated 11-06-03)
MELISSA GILBERT WINS!
Remember Season 3's "The Election" when Laura wanted to help her sister to be elected as president of the class? And then a few years later, when Walnut Grove had to elect a mayor in "Welcome to Olesonville", she campaigned for her husband? Well, today Melissa Gilbert is campaigning for herself in elections! Since November 2nd 2001, she has been the president of the Screen Actors Guild, the famous union that represents 118 000 actors. And a few days ago, on the 23rd of September, she was re-elected for a second term of office... Here's what she had to say after this recent victory:
"I'm very surprised, very pleased and very honored. I never take anything for granted, and the margin (of victory) was rather slim. I'm not surprised by the closeness. (...) I think this is a vote of confidence in us to go ahead with a new form of consolidation. (...) I will continue to do the best that I can, to the best of my ability. (...) It was a very respectful election, a very quiet one. We've all realized that one way or another we have to work together. (...) It is an honor and a thrill to be re-elected. I said at the beginning of this campaign that I was not finished and clearly the members agree. There is so much ahead of us and so much right upon us, I am eager and excited to continue the work the members have elected me to do."
I bet the diehard fans of "Little House" would also be pleased to know that Melissa's newly-elected secretary and treasurer also played in our favorite show. It's none other than James Cromwell, the unforgettable Harve Miller with whom Eliza Jane Wilder fell in love during the two-hour special "Laura Ingalls Wilder" (the wedding of Laura and Almanzo). Cromwell had already given his full support to Melissa during her last campaign in 2001. His official statement then made reference to his involvement in "Little House" : "Having worked with and known Melissa for a very long time, I can't imagine anybody better qualified in terms of their commitment, vision, and expertise."
So let's give her our support too... Bravo, Melissa!
Source of news: Patrick Loubatière
Melissa Gilbert (Half Pint) has a
leading role in an upcoming CBS Movie Of The Week, "Jackie Collins'
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation", based on the bestselling novel. TV
movie airs Sunday, October 19, 9 PM/8 PM Central
Prairie Fans is happy to
report that we have new forums now! Thanks to our friends at
www.ClassicTVHits.com for supporting us.
Become a member of our Little House forums today for free! Our forums
allow custom avatars, fan discussion, chat room and instant messages. This
is the best way to interact with other Prairie Fans like yourself! Enjoy!
PRE-ORDER SEASON 3!
You can now pre-order season 3 on DVD at Imavision's website or here at Prairie Fans by clicking here. All items ordered through Prairie Fans will ship on November 4th 2003 on release date.
Jason Bateman (James Cooper Ingalls) is
going to be starring in a new TV series "Arrested Development" this fall
on FOX. Fore more information about this show click
Imavision has just reported that opening credits and scene selection will be included on all episodes starting with Season 3, available on November 4th 2003. They also announced that close captioning will be available as of Season 4.
Books in association with Harper Collins has re-released Laura's nine
Little House books with new art work on the cover by Diane Sivavec. No
illustrations are inside the book. We think these books are designed for
the adult reader. Books can be purchased at Wal-Mart locations or your
local book store. Special Note: Look for the Newbery Honor Book logo on
the cover of all nine books!
PrairieTalk.com has gone live! If you
would like to meet other fans or learn even more about Little House check
out Prairie Fans very own Prairie Talk. Visit and join today for free!
Fans Remembers Johnny Cash
To many, Johnny Cash will be remembered as an American icon for country music. For us prairie fans he will also be remembered for his role as Caleb Hodgekiss in the third season episode "The Collection" where his wife June Cash had also appeared with him playing his wife. Johnny was was recently nominated for six MTV Video Music Awards for his hit song "Hurt," winning one of those nominations. Johnny Cash was 71 when he died on Friday September 12, 2003. For more information on Johnny Cash visit his official website at www.johnnycash.com
DVD NEWS! 9-07-03
Imavision has confirmed that Season 3 will be available in stores in early November and even earlier on their website! Also the following individual DVD/VHS titles are on the way, A Christmas "Double Feature" Christmas at Plum Creek (Season 1) / A Christmas They Never Forgot (Season 8) and these 2-part episodes, As Long As We Are Together (Season 5) and There's No Place Like Home (Season 5).
Imavision Distribution plans on releasing all 9 Seasons of Little House
along with the after-series specials that aired in 1984. Although it is too early to confirm each release date, they feel confident that the entire series should be preserved on DVD by the end of 2005.
What's New with Half-Pint? 8-31-03
Melissa Gilbert's latest work for TV is Hollywood Wives: The New Generation - due 2004 and is currently in pre-production.
Read the latest about Melissa Gilberts involvement with SAG _ HERE
AFSCME Public Employee Magazine - Melissa Gilbert provided an interview concerning her role as SAG president and union membership for the July/August 2003 issue
The 10th Annual SAG Awards™ to Air on Turner Network Television (TNT) Sunday, February 22, 2004
Melissa news is from her official website.
What's New with Alison Arngrim? 8-10-03
On August 14, Alison Arngrim will be appearing at "The Boom Boom Room" in Laguna as part of KBIG's 70's hoo hah celebration.
Alison news is from her official website.