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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.

3/15/14

Beware the Ides of March!!! (I've always wanted to say that!)

Wow! Arizona! Two shows sold out to the extent they were bringing in folding chairs for the overflow! And (I hear) Sedona is beautiful. (I get to go next time!!) A big thank you to all our friends who showed up there, like Glenn, Brenda, and Christy. Alison had a blast!

So we went to the wedding. And what a wedding it was! The groom wore a dark jacket and a big smile, and the groom wore a light gray jacket and was beaming ear-to-ear. There were cars on the cake, and mice in the cars, and Alison did a reading as part of the ceremony, and it was great! Congratulations Rich & Scott!!

Alas, 'tis a sad day here at my house. Alison is getting on a plane this afternoon and flying across the ocean. (Sad for me, not her!) She's back to France again!! Bon Voyage!

Et maintenant, pour le calendrier. Vous pouvez trouver plus sur l'Internet a www.alison-arngrim.com :

Vendredi 21 mars 2014, 20h30 : METTRAY (Indre-et-Loire) "Confessions d'une garce de la prairie" Renseignements / Reservations : 06 17 43 64 08

Samedi 22 mars 2014, 20h : YOUX (Puy-de-Dome) "La malle aux tresors de Nellie Oleson" Renseignements / Reservations : 04 73 85 17 33

Samedi 29 mars 2014, 20h30 : BUSSUS-BUSSUEL (Somme) "Confessions d'une garce de la prairie" Renseignements / Reservations : 07 78 63 41 00

Vendredi 4 avril 2014, 20h30 : LESPINASSE (Haute-Garonne) "La malle aux tresors de Nellie Oleson" Renseignements / Reservations : 05 61 35 41 66

Samedi 12 avril 2014, 20h30 : LENT (Ain) "Confessions d'une garce de la prairie" Renseignements / Reservations : 06 45 04 59 77

Et le dimanche 6 Avril, il y aura une seance de dedicaces pour les livres.

Il ya un bon article sur elle dans le Courrier picard - Nellie Oleson a Bussus-Bussuel. Elle va avoir un grand temps sur son voyage !

Sorry, forgot myself for a moment. It must be those French classes. And as you can tell, I'm not a very good student!

So that takes us to the middle of April. Hey, Pennsylvania! Look out! Impending Nellie! For her first time ever, she's going to Philadelphia for one show on Thursday, April 24th at Voyeur, 1221 St. James St. (between Walnut and Locust just east of 13th), Philadelphia, PA 19107 (www.voyeurnightclub.com/ or 215-735-5772) The show is at 8 PM, and tickets are $22.00 or $40.00 for VIP (www.spincyclenyc.com/index.php/live-performances )

And when she's done there she can hop across the river into New Jersey for the Chiller Theater Autograph & Memorabilia Show, on April 25, 26 & 27th at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey. This will be her first Chiller Con, and she can't wait. She's now listed on their website www.chillertheatre.com/ News Flash: Charlotte Stewart will be joining Alison at Chiller! (When these two get together, look out!) And I just saw that Alison's old pal Paul Peterson is also scheduled to appear. This could be a party!

Apres cela, elle retourne en France en mai et une partie de Juin.

This will be followed by a stop off at the Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105 on Wednesday, June 11th at 7:30 pm for An Evening with Alison Arngrim a.k.a. Nellie Oleson "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch" (www.marktwainhouse.org/visitor/events_programs.php or 860-280-3130) General admission $20, members $15. Alison will be speaking, taking questions, and signing her book.

And then later in June Alison will make her yearly pilgrimage to New York City. She'll be performing "Confessions of a Prairie Bitch" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The shows will be on June 13th and 14th at 7:30 PM each night. Tickets are $22.00, and are available HERE: Love the Beechman. See the show, stay for late night dinner (the food is great!), have a great New York City extravaganza!

Then from New York she goes straight to Ogunquit, Maine for 4 shows as part of the Summer Concert Series at the Admiral's Inn, 87-95 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (www.theadmiralsinn.com or 207-646-7093) on June 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2014. Tickets go on sale on April 1 at www.reactionshows.com. The Admiral's Inn looks like a great place, beautiful, relaxing, bright and sunny. (Wonder how much vacation time I have left? Hmmm...)

Then next up is Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at Heritage Hill in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday and Sunday, July 12th & 13th from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are $10 adults, $9 senior citizens and $8 for children 4-17, those 3 and under are free. They've just announced the line up for Wilder Days: This year they will be welcoming Alison Arngrim (Nellie), Hersha Parady (Mrs. Garvey), and Lucy Lee Flippin, who played the school teacher (Almanzo's sister, "Eliza Jane Wilder)! And here's some info so fresh it's not on their website yet: Radames Pera is appearing, too! They're also bringing in noted author and Wilder historian Bill Anderson. (For those of you into the books.)

This year there will also be a performance of Confessions at the Meyer Theater, 117 South Washington Street, Green Bay, WI 54301 on Friday, July 11th, with a book signing to follow the show. Tickets are $20 regular or $50 VIP, and the show is at 7:00 PM. VIP Ticket includes a book and private Meet and Greet. Tickets for this show went on sale December 13th - 800.895.0071

Next is the "Little House TV Cast Reunion" scheduled for July 25, 26 & 27, 2014, in Walnut Grove, MN. The line-up so far is: Hersha Parady (Mrs. Garvey), Wendi & Brenda Turnbaugh (Baby Grace Ingalls), Lucy Lee Flippin (Eliza Jane Wilder), Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle), Rachel & Robyn Greenbush (Carrie Ingalls), Alison, Dean Butler (Almanzo Wilder), and Radames Pera (John Edwards). (This is great! Some of these folks haven't been seen much at reunions and cast events.)

Ce sera suivi par la "Reunion des acteurs de La petite maison dans la prairie en France." Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 2:00pm in Toulon in the south of France. The actual roster of LHOTP alumni attending has been released, and those appearing are Karen Grassle, Charlotte Stewart, Alison and Radames Pera. If anyone feels like flying to France, I'll see you there! (And I really am doing my birthday party in Paris!!)

And on the way home Alison will be stopping off in Maine for 4 more shows at the Admiral's Inn on August 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2014.

OK, enough with the schedule, already! Alison is leaving me again . . . sob! (Pause for dramatic effect . . .)

Rumour Control

Magazine Article - Something is coming involving the Women of the Walnut Grove. A fairly solid rumor at this point, I would say.

Portland, Oregon - She has not been there in years, but we love Portland. Rumor only. But keep your eyes on May, and we'll see.

Just got word that Veruca Salt may be coming to town. No not the band. THE Veruca Salt AKA actress Julie Dawn Cole, of the original "Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory". Bitches gathering, maybe? Watching for more info on this one.

Throw Out the Anchor - Rumor has it that this pearly gem from Alison's past may soon be available on DVD in France! Where hopefully they will think it's "art". Rumor only, but we can wish, can't we!?!?

And speaking of Portland, if Alison were to do her show in Portland, where should she be? Do you know of a comedy club or theatre that would be suitable for the Nellie Invasion? Let us know ASAP.

Miscellaneous

South Africa - As you may know, Alison gets fan mail from all over the world. (A lot of it from Germany, for some reason) And it's always fun to see where the letters come from. We just got our first envelope from Pretoria, South Africa. Thank you, Anita!! Your photo should arrive soon.

And speaking of autographs, it's time for a refresher course on How To Get An Autographed Picture. http://alisonarngrim.tumblr.com/

Little House on the Prairie Season One - The re-mastered edition of "Little House on the Prairie" Season 1 will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on March 25. This includes all 24 season one episodes complete, uncut and re-mastered, the full-length pilot movie, screen test for Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, and part one of a six-part documentary: "The Little House Phenomenon: Part One- A Place in Television History". This documentary series is being done by film maker and film historian Gary Leva (www.levafilmworks.com). Gary has produced and directed scores of award-winning documentaries over the years, including documentaries on the work of George Lucas, Alfred Hitchcock, Clint Eastwood, and Stanley Kubrick. Look for appearances by many of our friends in the future. This set will be available for $38.99 (Blu-ray) or $29.98 (DVD).

Remember "Little House on the Prairie: The Musical", with Melissa Gilbert? For a walk down memory lane to the time when a bunch of us went to Sacramento to see a performance of the musical, check it out here.

Prairie Tidbits

Melissa Gilbert (Laura Ingalls) – Melissa just did a book signing of her new Children's book, "Daisy And Josephine" This was in her new home state of Michigan. Check out her interview in the local press

Wendi & Brenda Turnbaugh (Grace Ingalls) - Check this out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmE1ItiXbAA Look for appearances by several other cast members, especially Rachel and Robyn.

Jason Bateman (James Cooper Ingalls) - Jason has a new film to be released on March 28: "Bad Words". Jason is directing and starring in this one. According to IMDB, this is his first outing as a film director, although he has done a lot of directing for TV. His next film directing project is "The Family Fang", which is now in pre-production. (Alison has read the book, and says, "OMG this is going to be awesome!") Check out the trailer for "Bad Words"

The Saga of Sock Monkey (Chapter Twenty-Eight)
Sock Monkey sat back in his chair and sighed a contented sigh. Two weeks in Paris, and he was starting to feel French, at least a little. He thought back over the last two weeks, and he was amused. The French director was quite something, really. A bit eccentric, one might even say crazy, but quite endearing in his own way. And he had cast Alison in his film! Tres bien! And then there was the show at the old theatre. Alison brought down the house! This was Sock Monkey's first exposure to this side of his traveling companion, and he was floored! She was so funny! And he thought she would never be done signing autographs. Sock Monkey was starting to feel a little like a celebrity himself, posing for photos with Alison and her fans, riding on the shoulders (or heads!) of beautiful French girls while having pictures taken, it was all a bit much, really. He gave another contented sigh and reached for his wine glass . . .(To be continued . . .)

There you have it, the third Alison Newsletter for 2014, the Official Year of the Prairie!!

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..

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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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