Summer Conversational Series at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House: “Good Wives: Marriage and Family in Little Women Part Second and Beyond — Wednesday session

By Lorraine Tosiello Notorious or Victorious? Inside the Marriages of Lucy Stone and Victoria Woodhull Lis Adams, Director of Education at Orchard House spoke about women who were famed in their time for their varied work in the women's rights and suffrage movements, both of whom had unconventional marriages. Lucy Stone was personally known to …

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Summer Conversational Series at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House: “Good Wives: Marriage and Family in Little Women Part Second and Beyond — Tuesday session

NOTE: I was unable to attend this year's Summer Conversational Series at Orchard House from July 14-18 so I asked participants to act as correspondents for the days they attended.  Here is a very complete and wonderful summation of Tuesday's talks by Lorraine Tosiello. The theme of this year's conversation was Good Wives: Marriage and …

1950 biopic of Louisa May Alcott

Thanks to Lorraine Tosiello for this great find -this 15 minute biopic is pretty good! It makes me wonder if it was made in conjunction with Madeleine B. Stern's biography of Louisa released in the same year. Judging from what it included in this film, it makes me thing there was some connection. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMu2OPoXDsg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1qW9Y-UieXTjLi1AY7CgL-Iqb4Kk62DAnqBswNxdIvEn2QYnfqYsyyt6I

Comprehensive guide to original source material by Louisa May Alcott and family members

From Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers is the most comprehensive list of archives (minus the Houghton Library collection) regarding Louisa May Alcott that I have seen. If you are researching Alcott and her family and want to read journal entries and letters written by Alcott family members, be sure and check out these …

A first look at the Greta Gerwig adaptation of “Little Women,” coming out in Christmas 2019

Great article with lots of pictures. I think the movie looks promising but I remain cautious after the Masterpiece version. What do you think? Exclusive First Look: Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan’s Little Women from Vanity Fair

Louisa May Alcott’s ocean retreat: Nonquitt today

After selling Orchard House in 1884, Louisa May Alcott invested some of the returns into a summer cottage in Nonquitt, a beachfront community in Dartmouth, MA, located on the South Shore. Here she could take Lulu for a summer respite. She enjoyed several summers there with Anna and her sons who took part in the …

“Let the World Know You Are Alive”: May Alcott Nieriker and Louisa May Alcott Confront Nineteenth-Century Ideas about Women’s Genius

I am pleased to share with you a wonderful essay about the professional lives of Louisa  May Alcott and May Alcott Nieriker written by Lauren Hehmeyer, a professor of History and English at Texarkana College. Professor Hehmeyer presented at the May Alcott conference in Paris in June of 2018 (see previous post) and is currently …