Media: Video and Audio

Enjoy an audiovisual Little Women experience, and support Orchard House with your order.

Little Women (1933)
Starring Katharine Hepburn as Jo March and directed by George Cukor, this film won an Oscar for Best Adaption Screenplay. Black and white, 116 minutes running time. Not rated.
DVD: $19.95

Little Women (1994)
Starring Winona Ryder as Jo, Susan Sarandon as Marmee, Claire Danes as Beth, Kirsten Dunst as young Amy, Christian Bale as Laurie, and Gabriel Byrne as Professor Bhaer, and directed by Gillian Armstrong. Color, 118 minutes running time. Rated PG.
DVD: $21.95


Inheritance

The Inheritance (1997)
Made-for-TV movie, based on what has been called Louisa's "first" novel, written when she was 17 years old. It tells the story of Edith Adelon, a poor orphan who finds family and fortune in the most unlikely of places. Starring Cari Shayne, Tom Condi, Briggita Dau, Meredith Baxter Color, 93 minutes running time. Unrated.
Package includes Absolute Romance CD, with music by Strauss, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bizet, and Chopin.
DVD, with Free Music CD  $10.95

The paperback version of the novel is also available from the Orchard House shop: click here.

Louisa May Alcott:
The Woman Behind 'Little Women
' - DVD

DVD of the PBS American Masters documentary, this is the first film biography of Louisa May Alcott. Named best video of 2009 by the American Library Association Booklist.

Producer-Writer Harriet Reisen and Producer-Director Nancy Porter worked from a script drawn from primary sources and filmed in many original locations, using documentary and dramatic techniques of the historical documentary, as well as experimental and flash animation, green-screen, and digital effects. The result is an inventive, entertaining, and intimate portrait of the surprising Miss Alcott. Starring Elizabeth Marvel and featuring Jane Alexander. $24.95.

See also the audiobook below, and the print version of the biography here.

reisenaudiobookLouisa May Alcott:
The Woman Behind 'Little Women
' - Audiobook

Full text of the biography, narrated by author Harriet Reisen, who also produced the PBS American Masters documentary (see above).

11 audio CDs; $36.00.

The hardcover print version of the biography by Harriet Reisen is also available from the Orchard House shop: click here.


Orchard House Orientation Video
A short, video that gives an overview of Orchard House and the Alcott family, and includes a special performance by Orchard House Director Jan Turnquist as Louisa May Alcott. Color, 16 minutes running time.
DVD: $15.95

 

Music: Little Women Soundtrack
Score to the 1994 movie version of Little Women, composed and conducted by Thomas Newman. .
CD, 26 tracks, $17.95.

 

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