Small house on the prairie It is one of the most popular TV shows of all time. For nine seasons starting in 1974, the NBC show follows the adventures of Laura Ingalls (Melissa Gilbert) and her family, the latter in the 19th century The second half lives in the walnut grove in a small town in Minnesota.
The show is based on Small house Laura Ingalls Wilder’s series of books is inspired by the author’s own childhood experiences. Now, a new PBS documentary is taking a closer look at the life of the real Laura and the development of her books (and TV shows).
Facts and Fictions in “Little House on the Prairie
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Fans of Prairie house Know that the TV show is based on Wilder Small house books.The series (also played by Michael Landon (Michael Landon) as Laura’s father Pa) and the third Small house This book, and the setting and many roles of the fourth book, By the Meixi. However, many of the stories seen on the screen were created specifically for the show.
Although the TV show made a fictitious description of Laura’s life, many book fans have always believed that her novel is an accurate description of Laura’s real childhood. But this is not entirely true, as the new documentary says, American master: Laura Ingalls Wilder (Laura Ingalls Wilder), Aired on PBS on December 29.
By and Wilder and Small house These documentaries explore the author’s family history and childhood, and show how she transformed her youth in the American border regions into a series of bestsellers. For example, Wilder ignores some of the darker aspects of the family story, such as the death of a baby brother and the time the family spends in Iowa. The film also critically looks at the portrayal of Native Americans in the book and the way Wilder’s story reinforces the myths about pioneers and the American West.
Dean Butler, Alison Arngrim interviewed in the documentary “Little House”
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Most of the 90-minute documentary revolves around Wilder’s life and how she wrote the book with the help of her daughter Rose Wilder Lane.But it also touched Small house on the prairie TV shows help introduce these books to a new generation of readers and ensure their lasting popularity. Leading members Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson) and Dean Butler (Almanzo Wilder) recounted their experiences in the show.
“Before the series of studies, I didn’t know anything about these books or these people,” Butler said in the document. “Now, I can say with confidence and happiness that they will always be a part of my life.”
Melissa Gilbert said she was “extraordinarily excited” about playing Laura
Gilbert also talked about the feeling of playing Laura. Small house TV series.
Gilbert said in the film: “I remember my mother told me that they will make it into a TV series and I will audition for the role of Laura.” She added: “I remember being very excited about it. I like that book. I like her adventures.”
But Gilbert admitted that the show “has received a lot of dramatic licenses…we never left the walnut grove. This is not entirely true for Laura.”
US Masters: Laura Ingles Wilder It will air on PBS on Tuesday, December 29th at 8pm Eastern Time.