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Celebrating the longevity of Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' at her Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts

Visit the house where Louisa May Alcott wrote 'Little Women' 150 years ago

Updated: 4:55 PM EDT Aug 26, 2021

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QUIETER SPOT THAT'S TRIED AND TRUE. SHAYNA: WE'LL TAKE YOU ONINE CONCD.OR ANTHONY: A GRAND CELEBRATION CALLS FOR A FRESH COAT OF PNTAI AT THE LUISA MAY HOUSEN I CONCORD. 2018 MARKED THE PUBLICATIONF O "LITTLE WOMEN." >> I'M CURRENTLY REREADING IT WITH MY FRIEND. IT'S NEAT TO COME AND SEE T HE HISTORICAL HOUSE. ANTHONY: WRITTEN HERE 150 YEARS AGO, NEVER OUTF O PRINT, TRANSLATED INTO 50 LANGUAGES. SO TRIED AND TRUE, HOLLYWOOD HAS DEMA YET ANOTHER MOVIE OF THE CLASSIC. IS OTHNE, DIRECTED B OSCAR-NOMINATED GRETA GERWICK. >> GRETA AND THE ACTRESSES HAVE COME THROUGH MULTIPLE TIMES ASKING QUESTIONS, WANTING TO SORT OF ABSORB THE HOU.SE THEY WANTED THE EXACT PAINT COLOR. THEY HAVE BEENAS PSIONATE ABOUT GETTING IT RIGHT. ANTHONY: THERE ISO N SHORTAGE OF PASSION FOR ORCHARD HOUSE SAYS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JAN TURNKWIS. VISITORS- - TURNQUIST. >> IT SPEAKS TO THE HEART OF SO MANY READERS NO MATTER WHAT THEIR CULTURE. THE FACT THAT YOU CAN COME RIGHT INTO THE ROOMS AND FEEL AS IF THE FAMILYAS H JUST LEFT A MOMENT AGO IS AS CLOSE AS THEY CAN COME TO MEETINGHE T AUTHOR. ANTHONY: MOST NOTABLE AND ACCESSIBLE IS LUISA'S -- LOUISA'S WRINGTI DESK. >> TYHE FELT THEIR DAUGHTERS SHOULD FULFILL THEIR OWN DESTINY. A DESK OF HER OWN IN ANOTHER FAMILY WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED ABSOLUTELY FORBIDEN AND PHYSICIANS -- FORBIDDEN AND PHYSICIANS SAID BRAIN WORK SUCH AS WRITING THOUGHT THAT IS BAD FOR HIS HEALTH. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS RIDICULOUS. THEY GAVE HER A PEN WITH A LITTLE NOTE THAT SAID, MAY THIS PEN YOUR MUSE INSPIRED WHEN WRAPPED IN PURE POETIC FIRE. ANTHY:ON ALCOTT, AN EDUCAR,TO FOUNDED THE CONCORD SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE HERE p ONE YEAR LATER HE BUILT A LECTURE HALL OUTSIDE. IT IS SLATED FOR THE HOLLYODWO DEBUT. >> THE MAKERS OF THIS PARTICULAR MOVIE WANTED SO MUCH TO DO SOME OF THE FILMING HERE AT THE SCHOOLF O PHILOSOPHY WAS GOING TO WORK, THEY THOUGHT,OR F THE SCHOOL SCENE WHEN AMY MARCH BRINGS PICKLED LINES TO SCHOOL. >> 150 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG. WHATOU WLD LOUISA MAKE OF ALL THE FUSS? >> SHE REALLY, I THIS I, WOULD BE COMPLETELY ASTONISHED THAT COULD CONTINUE LONG AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK, 150 YEARS, I THINK SHE WOULD BE AMUSED, PLEASED, AND MOSTLY AMAZED. SHAYNA: JUST AWESOME. AND THE FILM "LITTLE WOMEN" WAS RELEASEDN I 2019 AND GOT SIX OSCAR NOMINATIO.NS ANTHONY: ONE FOR BEST COSTUME DESIGN. IT'S OPENED ON WEEKENDS AND SATU SA TURDAYS BUT YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR A TIMED RESERVATION. LAL RIGHT, EVERYONE, THAT'S IT

Celebrating the longevity of Louisa May Alcott's 'Little Women' at her Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts

Visit the house where Louisa May Alcott wrote 'Little Women' 150 years ago

Updated: 4:55 PM EDT Aug 26, 2021

The year 2018 marked the sesquicentennial of the publication of "Little Women." Written in Concord at Orchard House 150 years ago, it never went out of print and has been translated into 50 languages. It is so tried and true, Hollywood has made yet another movie of the classic, this one directed by Oscar-nominated Greta Gerwig.

The year 2018 marked the sesquicentennial of the publication of "Little Women." Written in Concord at Orchard House 150 years ago, it never went out of print and has been translated into 50 languages. It is so tried and true, Hollywood has made yet another movie of the classic, this one directed by Oscar-nominated Greta Gerwig.

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