Little House in Prayer One of the most loved TV shows of all time. For nine seasons beginning in 1974, the NBC show followed the adventures of Laura Ingols (Melissa Gilbert) And his family lived in Walnut Crowe, a small Minnesota town in the second half of the 19th century.
Based on the show Small house A series of books by Laura Ingols Wilder, inspired by the author’s own childhood experiences. Now, a new PPS documentary looks at the real life of Laura and how her books (and TV show) came to be.
Fact and Fiction in ‘Little House on the Prairie’
‘S fans Prairie’s little house You know the TV show is based on Wilders Small house Books. The series – starring Michael Landon as Laura’s father – shared a third title Small house Book, and multiple characters with one structure and a fourth book, On the shores of Plum Creek. However, many of the stories seen on screen were created specifically for the show.
Although the television show greatly imagined Laura’s life, many fans of the books have long considered her novels to be the most accurate depiction of the real Laura’s childhood. But that’s not exactly what the new documentary explains, American Master: Laura Ingalls Wilder, It airs on PBS on December 29.
Through interviews with Wilder and The Experts Small house Books, documentary explores the author’s family history and childhood and shows how he turned his youth into best-selling books across the U.S. border. For example, Wilder left out the darker aspects of his family story, namely the death of his baby brother and the time the family lived in Iowa. The film also critically examines the portrayal of Native Americans in books and the way in which Wilder’s stories reinforce the myths of the pioneers and the American West.
Dean Butler was interviewed by Alison Angrim for the documentary ‘Little House’
Much of the 90-minute documentary focuses on Wilder’s life and how he wrote his books with the help of his daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. But it will touch Little House in Prayer The TV show was a tool to introduce books to the new generation of readers and ensure their lasting popularity. actors Alison Angrym (Nelly Oleson) and Dean Butler (Almanzo Wilder) talked about their experiences with the show.
“I had no prior knowledge of these books or of these people before doing the series,” Butler says in the document. “Now, I can say with great confidence and joy that they are a part of my life forever.”
Melissa Gilbert says she was ‘incredibly excited’ to play Laura
Gilbert talked to Laura about how to play Small house TV series.
“I remember my mom telling me they were going to make it into a TV series and I was going to audition for Laura’s character,” Gilbert says in the film. She added: “I remember being incredibly excited about it. I loved that book. I loved her adventures.”
But Gilbert acknowledges the show “took a lot of dramatic licenses… and we never left Walnut Crowe. Not exactly how it went for Laura. ”
American Masters: Laura Ingalls Wilder It airs on PBS on Tuesday, December 29 at 8pm.