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Many Faces...
Alison as Nellie Oleson

Welcome to our tribute to our buddy Alison Arngrim...better know to those "Little House on the Prairie" fans as the meanest little girl in the West: Nellie Oleson.
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Alison's father Thor Arngrim passed away recently and he will be missed and remembered fondly by all who knew him. Click here for Thor's tribute



Jess Petersen
March 27, 1944 to May 21, 2008

Jess was my "Personal Manager" for many years, but he was quite a bit more than that. He was sort of like a third parent. When I was a teenager, my friends used to tease me that I was the only person they knew who had, "a mother, a father and a Jess".

And well, now I don't have him anymore.

He led a very interesting life, (to put it mildly!), and I really had trouble getting everything he did into an obituary. To read Jess's biography click here

- Alison





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NEW VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH ALISON!
Click here for a nice video segment interview with Our Ms. Alison on a recent Michael Yo Show.


NOW AVAILABLE FROM TRAIL OF THE PAINTED PONIES
Alison Arngrim presents The Prairie Princess collectible pony by Howie Green - from Trail of the Painted Ponies.

Limited Edition collectible figure. Signed ponies now available.


And... here is the latest from Alison and hubby Bob.

9/23/14

Well, it certainly has been a summer! And I guess it still is; 108 degrees last week in the valley. (Didn’t this used to be a desert?) And it tried to rain the other day. Not much of an effort!

Let’s see, where was I when last we spoke? Oh, yes, about to leave for France. We first went to Paris, where I had the best birthday ever! Thank you to everyone who was there, it was a great party. And we spent a few days running around in Paris. (Dali Museum, WAY too many stairs for one day!) And Sock Monkey was right, Hotel Chopin is fabulous! Then we went to Toulon.

It was the first ever gathering of the cast of LHOTP in France, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the show. (The actual anniversary of the airing of the very first episode was on September 11th.) And I must say it was quite an experience! The most beautiful harbor in the world, and a submarine surfaced as we were sailing across the harbor! We were there with Karen Grassle, Charlotte Stewart, and Radames Pera. There were fans there from all over the country. (And a couple of other countries, too!) And everyone had a great time. Je veux dit merci a nos hôtes : Sophie, et Anne-Sophie, et Stephanie, et nos amis Gerald, Patrick, Barnaby, Eric! We can’t thank you enough! Radames had such a good time he stayed for a couple more weeks! And Karen went on to Germany! We were loving it!

Sample this: http://www.telestar.fr/ Then we went home and rested for a couple of days, and then Alison was off to Keystone South Dakota for “Holy Terror Days!” She was there with Rachel, Hersha, Charlotte and Radames. Signing autographs in the shadow of Mount Rushmore! (And Crazy Horse, too!) This will give you a sample of what went on in Keystone: http://www.blackhillsfox.com Let’s get to the schedule:

Alison revient en France pour une nouvelle tournee. Vous pouvez trouver plus sur l'Internet a www.alison-arngrim.com :

Vendredi 26 septembre, 20h30 : MONTBETON-MONTAUBAN (Tarn-et-Garonne) - "Confessions d'une garce de la prairie" - Renseignements / Reservations : 06 71 30 31 52

Vendredi 3 octobre 2014, 20h30 : SAINT-MARD (Seine-et-Marne) - "La malle aux trésors de Nellie Oleson" - Renseignements / Reservations : 01 60 03 11 12

Samedi 4 octobre 2014, 20h30 : BERRIC (Morbihan) - "Confessions d'une garce de la prairie" - Renseignements / Reservations : 02 97 67 01 37 / 02 97 67 07 46

Vendredi 10 octobre 2014, 20h30 : BEAUMES-DE-VENISE (Vaucluse) - "La malle aux tresors de Nellie Oleson" - Renseignements / Reservations : 04 90 62 94 39

Samedi 11 octobre 2014, 20h30 : ANCONE-MONTELIMAR (Drôme) - "La malle aux tresors de Nellie Oleson" - Renseignements / Reservations : 07 82 01 25 81

Samedi 18 octobre 2014, 20h30 : CHASSE-SUR-RHONE (Isere) - "La malle aux tresors de Nellie Oleson" - Renseignements / Reservations : 04 72 24 48 00

Vendredi 24 octobre 2014, 20h30 : VIRTON (Luxembourg, Belgique) - "La malle aux tresors de Nellie Oleson" - Renseignements / Reservations : 0032 475 692 858 / 498 500 485 / 497 942 436

Samedi 25 octobre 2014, 20h30 : FAINS-VEEL (Meuse) - "La malle aux tresors de Nellie Oleson" - Renseignements / Reservations : 06 80 52 51 98

Then she comes home just in time for a Halloween Party!! Guess what her costume is this year! (No, she's not going as Nellie! Sheesh!) Once again, our national holiday celebrating the birthday of Michael Landon, when we all try to carve his face into a pumpkin . . . (Bob, I don’t think that’s right!)

Oh, and let's not forget the next episode of The Nasty Nellie Oleson Tour of Hollywood is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 30 at 4:00 PM. This will be this year's Thanksgiving episode, and who could predict what shenanigans they'll be up to! For reservations: http://www.zerve.com/DDTours/Nellie

You know, that seems to be it for this year. Son of a gun, we’re going to have some time off! Well, probably not! There will be more things coming up, I'm sure. No rest for the wicked as they say, so Nellie will be getting no time off, for sure!

Previews from 2015:

Texas, you’re getting your Nellie, as requested! (See, we do read your e-mails!)

Austin Texas, April 29th to May 3rd, Long Center for the Performing Arts. (Just sayin’...) Check it out: http://thelongcenter.org/event/confessions-prairie-bitch/ Not just a rumour any more!

Rumour Control:

1. Memphis in June?? Could be good!
2. Has someone been filming a pilot? Oh, I don’t know, we’ll get back to you on that one.

Miscellaneous:

Bienvenue a tous nos nouveaux amis de la France! Je parle le français seulement un peu, mais je vais essayer d'ameliorer. (We had some fans sign up for the newsletter in Toulon!)

We've spoken about Alison’s comedy album from time to time: "Heere’s Amy!" Now you can have the story of where it came from: http://www.uproarcomedycd.com

And in case anyone was wondering, here’s the story on “How to Get An Autographed Picture”, straight from Alison herself: Autographs

And if you don’t yet have your copy of Prairie Memories, by Patrick Loubatiere, you can check it out here: http://prairiememories.bigcartel.com/. Prairie Memories is a book of exclusive in-depth interviews with Karen Grassle (Caroline Ingalls), Richard Bull (Nels Oleson), Katherine Macgregor (Harriett Oleson) and Dabs Greer (Reverend Alden). The interviews with Richard and Dabs were completed shortly before their deaths. It’s full of behind the scenes stories and the section on Katherine Macgregor is 21 PAGES LONG!! And it includes exclusive photos from their private collections. I’ve seen on FaceBook that many of you already have them, so spread the word!

Hey, remember when several cast members were in New York doing the Today Show to commemorate the 40th Anniversary? Well, they stopped by the studios at Extra for a little chat. Check this out: http://www.extratv.com

Prairie Tidbits:

Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls) – Melissa is now on tour signing her new book : “My Prairie Cookbook” She was in Parade Magazine last Sunday! Check her out: http://parade.condenast.com The Schedule for her signings: http://www.abramsbooks.com And if you want the book: http://www.amazon.com/My-Prairie-Cookbook - (I just ordered mine!!)

Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle) – Charlotte was just at the Toronto Film Festival for the release of the director’s cut of her film “Human Highway”. Check it out here Charlotte, Neil Young, and my old pals Devo! (I’m from Akron Ohio, remember!) And wait, there’s more! Another film that Charlotte did has just been re-mastered and released on Blu-Ray (and DVD). It’s the one that she was working on when she started on Little House, “Eraserhead”. Here’s what the NY Post had to say: http://nypost.com/david-lynchs-low-budget-eraserhead

Lucy Lee Flippin (Eliza Jane Wilder) – Just yesterday Lucy Lee was at Wilder Days in Mansfield Missouri. Form their website: “Join us September 20st 2014 for our annual celebration commemorating Laura Ingalls Wilder, America’s favorite pioneer girl, and her cherished “Little House” books. Guest speaker will be Lucy Lee “Eliza Jane” from TV’s Little House on the Prairie. Lucy will be speaking and autographing at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home & Museum. Hear Pa’s fiddle, take a tour of the home, the upstairs of the historic house will be open for touring this day only, enjoy the grounds of Rocky Ridge Farm.” Or check them out at: http://www.lauraingallswilderhome.com/

The Saga of Sock Monkey - (Chapter Thirty-Two)

Sock Monkey was shocked! As he was about to make his big revelation, she had challenged him with a new adventure! And just what could it be this time?? “Hmmm, he thought to himself, what is a ‘Walnut Grove’ anyway?” Alison smiled. “It was the original scene of the original crime, so to speak!” she said. Now Sock Monkey was really confused. So he sipped his wine and said, “What crime?” “You know, the real Walnut Grove where the real Little House on the Prairie was! And the real Plum Creek, not like the imitation one in Simi Valley!” Sock Monkey was taken aback! He finished off his wine and thought for a minute. “Wait, he said, you mean to tell me that there was a real Little House, and a real Plum Creek, and a real Laura, and a real....Nellie!” Sock Monkey gasped in horror. It couldn’t be true! All this time he had taken comfort in the fact that it was all made up, that there could never have been anyone so...so ...Sock Monkey covered his face and moaned out loud. (To be continued...)

So, there you have it. The International Year of the Prairie continues. Alison is off for France, for six weeks this time, and I’m still here. (I’m threatening to change the locks on her again!!)

As usual (Comme d’habitude), be good bonnet heads, and I’ll talk to you next month.

-Bob


Alison's comedy album "Heeere's Amy!"
- back from the great beyond!

UPROAR Entertainment has re-released the comedy album Alison did back in 1977. It's called "Heeere's Amy!" and is a series of rather bizarre comedy sketches involving the daughter of President Jimmy Carter and her encounters with various idiots around the White House. It stars Alison, her mother and several 1970's comedians who went onto become quite famous....

For an explanation as to how - or for heaven's sake WHY - such a thing came into being, check out the explanation on her Tumblr page: "Heeere's Amy!" the back story

Many fans have tracked this down and bought the old vinyl version on E-Bay. But now, the past has gone digital and you can now download "Heeere's Amy!" to your I-Pod. Now available at UPROAR, Amazon, I-Tunes and all sites that sell downloadable comedy.

UPROAR
AMAZON
iTunes


BITCH ON WHEELS!!! - literally - Check out the amazing photos of Alison, Tippi Hedren and Julie Newmar at the Los Angeles G.A.Y. Car Show - CLICK HERE.


Alison's book made Library Journal's BEST BOOKS OF 2010!! The French-language version of Alison's book, "LA PETITE GARCE DANS LA PRAIRIE", was released. (http://www.florentmassot.com) Click here to read more
It may be because of rather than despite a lifetime of being loathed for her onscreen personality that Arngrim is an immensely likable narrator. She hilariously portrays 1970s Hollywood among a family of actorsliving in the Chateau Marmont and making soup from KFC chicken bones. Arngrim has no shame in bowing to the B-list celebrity gods and opens the door to the Little House in order to promote activism for people with HIV and abuse survivors.


More Alison In Print
Ever heard of "Daeida Magazine"? I thought not. You gotta check this out! It's a great magazine to begin with, specializing in super glamorous photo layouts of your favorite stars, but the August issue has a section entitled: "The Bitch Is Back!" You guessed it, exclusive interview and photos of Alison and her new book. Go to www.daeida.com, click on latest issue, and see for yourself!


ALISON'S MOVIE "MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY" AVAILABLE ON DVD

"Make The Yuletide Gay" is now on Netflix! It's on Amazon! You name it!! And yes, Alison is in it!! In all her leopard print, gaudy "cougar" splendor!!

Click here for film's trailer

Click here to purchase on Amazon.com

Alison Now
Alison Now
Ms. Arngrim is very pleased to announce that she is now being represented by:

For voice-over, film, comedy or events:
Loose Gravel Productions
10153 1/2 Riverside Dr., #641
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
loosegravelprod@aol.com

For publicity:
Harlan Boll at BHB PR at h.boll@dcpublicity.com

For any project in Europe, please contact:
Patrick Loubatiere
edson@free.fr
http://www.alison-arngrim.com



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THE OLESON MERCHANTILE IS OPEN!


NELLIE SAYS "ORDER THE BOOK, NOW!!!"

- and we don't want to make Nellie angry now boys and girls do we?

Alison's book is now unleashed upon the world and if you can't make it to one of her pesonal appearances to get it autographed you can pre-order online:

Order on Amazon

Order on Barnes and Noble

Order on Borders

Order on IndieBound

Need a personally autographed copy of "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch", but you just CAN'T get near ANY of the book signings?? Fret no more Bonnet-heads! We have a SOLUTION!

  1. Go to the fabulous website for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum in Walnut Grove, Minnesota.
  2. Click on Shopping Cart, go to WG Related Books & TV Stars' Books, and click on Alison's book (Add To Cart). This will take you to the shopping cart, what is basically an order form.
  3. Look for the box that says "Ordering Instructions". See it? Good. Now type in your request. Tell them you want the book personally autographed to you. You can also request a certain dedication. ("From One Bitch To Another" is quite popular!)
  4. Then just order the books. It will take 2 to 3 weeks, because they then ship the book to Alison and she signs it and sends it back to Walnut Grove. (This will soon be simpler when they update their website!) Or if you don't need a personal dedication, just order an autographed book (found elsewhere on the site) and it will arrive sooner. (And while you're there, check out the authentic Prairie bonnets and dresses!)


AND SPEAKING OF BOOKS - Alison's Mom's Book is now available on Amazon
The Maquinna Line: A Family Saga is set on Vancouver Island from 1871 to 1945, with a nod to the meeting of Captain Cook and Chief Maquinna in 1778. It traces the stories of the five families of varied social standing, including two descendents of Chief Maquinna. In the end, theyre all ordinary people trying to find happiness in the face of intrigue, ambition, misunderstanding and changing social and sexual mores.

A murder, a tryst, a mysterious child. A Victoria aristocrat who obsesses over her Churchill relatives. A repressive Welsh mother with a royalty fixation. A once-carefree Hesquiat girl from Nootka Sound. A dashing Icelandic philanderer. And quiet, steady Julia Godolphin, trying to rise above it all. The lost novel of Norma Macmillan, the Vancouver actress who lived much of her life in New York and Hollywood, is the work of a woman steeped in the American entertainment industry but deeply in love with the history of her native province, which eventually drew her home before her death in 2001.

Looking to break in to showbiz? Read Alison's advice and tips..

JOIN ALISON'S FAN CLUB
Yes! You can join Alison's Fan Club! Click here to register and start receiving her updates and newsletters. Big news is coming this month - so don't miss out!!"

Dearly Departed Tours Presents: The Nellie Oleson Tour with Alison Arngrim
Hey folks here is your chance to meet and spend time with Alison on a private tour of Hollywood and the environs. She grew up in Hollywood and has many stories to share from living at the Chateau Marmont during the swinging sixties, the Hollywood Hills, to the celebrity haunts of Hollywood. As she also does in her internationally acclaimed one woman show "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch" she will provide the most dishy and personal insights into celebs of yesterday and today. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!!

In Vegas and in need of some serious physical training?
Our friend Stan Smith has a serious karate school in Las Vegas - "An old school in a modern time"

He's doing all sorts of new stuff - OK well not new, the whole point is it's really, really ancient and traditional.

And there's no fooling around. Sensei Smith don't play. If you are looking for somewhere to train in a serious manner, this is the place for you. Clients include: Las Vegas Metro Police, National Canadian Softball Team, UNLV Rebels Softball Team, Primaris Pilot and Flight Attendant Self Defense Program.

www.karateaikido.com

"As stated in Sensei Funakoshi first principle, never forget that Karate begins and ends with respect. We are an old school in a modern time. If you would like to train with us, please bring a humble attitude and a willingness to learn."


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