Pre-Order Melissa Sue Anderson's and Alison
What an exciting year 2010 will be! Books being released by Melissa Sue Anderson (NBC, Mary Ingalls) and Alison Arngrim (NBC, Nellie Olseon). Melissa Sue Anderson's book "The Way I See It: A Look Back at My Time on Little House" is due to be released on June 15, 2010 by Globe Pequot publishers. Click here to pre-order. Alison Arngrim's book "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated" is due to be released on June 22, 2010 by It Books publishing. Click here to pre-order. More details about both books will be announced on this Web site soon.
Globe Nominee - Actor Mitch Vogel Guests on Getting To Know You with
Tuesday, Dec. 1st, Mitch Vogel guests on "Getting To Know You" hosted by Susan McCray on KSAV.org. Mitch Vogel (NBC, Johnny Johnson) will talk about his career - his film and television co-stars including Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Michael Landon, Lorne Greene, his great love for music, and his experience working on Bonanza as well as other films and television shows including episodes of “Little House on the Prairie.”
The breakthrough role for Mitch Vogel was The Reivers (1969), a coming-of-age film co-starring Steve McQueen and Will Geer which was adapted from a novel by William Faulkner. Mitch Vogel received a 1970 Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Lucius McCaslin .His co-star Steve McQueen also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor.
Mitch was 14, when he was offered a continuing role on Bonanza as Jamie Hunter Cartwright, a young orphan taken in by the Cartwrights and eventually adopted as Ben Cartwright's fourth son. Altogether he appeared on 39 episodes of Bonanza.
Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30 p.m. pacific / 9:30 p.m. eastern on internet radio KSAV.org Susan McCray hosts "Getting To Know You" with her guest actor, Mitch Vogel.
If you miss the show or wish to hear it again, the interview will be Archived following its airing on Susan McCray's website at: www.susanmccray.com. The show is also Podcast via iTunes.
More than Miss Beadle
The Napa Valley Register has a wonderful article featured on Charlotte Stewart (NBC, Miss Beadle). Article talks about her battle with breast cancer in 1991 along with her time on "Little House" and her most recent project of Napa's the "Nutcracker" which is playing December 19 and the 20th at the Lincoln Theater in Yountville. To read the article, click here.
PrairieFans.com gives "Little House" the
musical TWO THUMBS UP!
This past Wednesday, Lennon Parker, Web producer for prairiefans.com attended the "Little House" musical and has written a review that is currently featured on the front page of this Web site. Back stage photos and a video footage also included. If you haven't attended this play prairiefans.com highly recommends it! The acting, dancing, special effects, music all of it was absolutely fabulous! You will leave wanting more! Two thumbs up!!!!Click here for more information about the musical and to see dates and times for future shows.
New book for Alison Arngrim!
Alison Arngrim (NBC, Nellie) is in the process of writing a book "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch." We just learned this evening that Alison has completed the first draft of her book. Book is expected to be released next year. More details to be announced.
Melissa Gilbert Vintage Memorabilia - 16
Magazine Pop Culture Auction
Backstage Auctions is proud to present The 16 Magazine Pop Culture Auction from September 27th - October 4th online at: www.backstageauctions.com with a special preview available NOW to view the entire auction catalog. Several Melissa Gilbert items are featured from the "Little House" era as pictured in the right.This amazing auction will feature the personal archives of 16 Magazine's former photographer and editors, Danny Fields and Randi Reisfeld, as they are bringing their historical photos, negatives, interview notes and raw rock journalism work files to the auction block. The auction features a nice selection of extremely rare and vintage photographs, negatives, contact sheets, color slides and chromes from photo shoots exclusive to 16 Magazine (along with the full rights), artists files including; interview notes, personal handwritten letters, signed notes and cards, press kits, press photos, original publicity photos, original interview recording tapes, 100s of 16 Magazine issues spanning several decades and loads of interesting ephemera that will keep you reading for days. To view all of the items featuring Melissa Gilbert – simply do an auction search using "Melissa Gilbert" to view all of the lots available. You will also want to search for Rob Lowe to view lots that are listed under his name but also contain Melissa Gilbert items.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Day set for August 1
Dean Butler (NBC, Almanzo Wilder) and Laura Ingalls Wilder historian, William Anderson will be appearing at the annual Laura Ingalls Wilder Day at Heritage Hills State Park in Green Bay, August 1, 2009.
Keystone Reunion set for September 4-5, 2009
Little House cast members, Karen Grassle ("Caroline "Ma" Ingalls"), Alison Arngrim ("Nellie Oleson"), Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush ("Carrie Ingalls"), Hersha Parady ("Alice Garvey"), Stan Ivar ("John Carter"), Charlotte Stewart ("Ms. Eva Beadle"), Brenda & Wendi Turnbaugh ("Grace Ingalls") are set to attend! There will be numerous events being held all weekend, September 4-5, 2009 with cast members participating in autograph signings and Question and Answer periods where you the fan can ask your favorite cast member something you have always wanted to know about Little House on the Prairie! There will also be an auction of cast and show memorabilia along with a box lunch auction that gives the winner a chance to sit down and have a snack with their favorite cast member.There will be exciting things going on all weekend so make your plans now to join the cast in Keystone, South Dakota on September 4-5, 2009!
Laura Ingalls Wilder Coming to Oak Glen!
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum
in Mansfield, Missouri is generously sharing a special gift with the
Inland Empire. On May 30th and 31st, Rileys at Los Rios Rancho will
host the museum's traveling Laura Ingalls Wilder, Journey of a
Pioneer Family exhibit. Rarely seen outside of Missouri, the exhibit
contains photographs and information relating to Mrs. Wilder, her
famous “Little House” books and America’s westward expansion.
The exhibit will be open to the public 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Los Rios Rancho packing shed. Admission and parking is free. Along with the museum exhibit, there will be a pioneer wagon and schoolhouse display, and special horse-drawn wagon rides. Children can try on clothing of the "Little House" period and try their hands at butter churning and other pioneer crafts and games.
The bakery, BBQ, picnic grounds and wildlands trails at Los Rios Rancho will be open both days from 10a.m. - 5 p.m. The bakery will be featuring cider floats and apple hand pies. For information, call (909) 797-1005 or visit www.losriosrancho.com. Event Contact: Rose Sanders, Events and Tours Coordinator, Rileys at Los Rios Rancho, (909) 797-1005 or email@example.com
Downloadable Event Flyer: http://www.losriosrancho.com/PDF/Wilder.pdf
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum: http://www.lauraingallswilderhome.com/
Melissa Gilbert Book signing at Borders Books in New York
Melissa Gilbert (NBC, Laura Ingalls) will be signing her autobiography "Prairie Tale" at Borders Books in New York City (10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019) on 9 June 2009. Melissa is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Click here to purchase "Prairie Tale" for the discounted price of $17.96.
Little House stars to appear at Hollywood Celebrities Show
Alison Arngrim (Nellie), Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle), and Lindsay & Sydney Greenbush (Baby Carrie) will be appearing and signing autographs on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday 26th at the The Hollywood Collectors & Celebrities Show. For more information visit www.hollywoodcollectorshow.com or www.hollywoodshow.com.
Kent McCray to Guest on Getting to Know You with Susan McCray
Kent McCray will be a guest on Tuesday, February 10 on his wife's Internet radio show "Getting to Know You with Susan McCray." Kent will be explaining how a one hour dramatic show is produced. Plus explains the different titles crew have that we all have wondered about: grip, best boy, gaffer et al. Kent was the producer for the NBC series and his wife Susan was the casting director. For more details and to listen live, visit www.ksav.org or www.susanmccray.com. Click here for a audio promo for this show. Fans can send in questions to Susan direct for Kent to answer on the air at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alison Arngrim Charity Auction: Little House Musical Autographed Poster
Alison Arngrim (Nellie Olsen) has an autograph "Little House" poster from the musical signed by the entire cast up for auction on eBay! (see right picture) Melissa Gilbert's signature included! All proceeds from the auction will go to www.protect.org. To bid, click here.