‘Little House on the Prairie’:Alison Arngrim talks about the time during the first week of filming when she passed out.

Alison Arngrim, who played Laura in Little House on the Prairie, had a very interesting first day on the set. Here is what the actress who played Nellie Oleson had to say about the day she passed out on set. 

The set of "Little House on the Prairie" could get very hot at times. 

Karen Grassle wrote about her first day on the set of Little House on the Prairie in her book Bright Lights, Prairie Dust. She said that most of the scenes were filmed outside in Simi Valley, California. The heat was so bad that Grassle was afraid she wouldn't make it to the end of the season if this was how the weather was always going to be. 

Grassle says that to play Caroline Ingalls, she had to wear a thick, heavy outfit, which made her sweat a lot. She also says her feet "boiled" in the black boots she had made for herself. Grassle said that Michael Landon didn't seem to mind how hot it was. He didn't just survive the bad weather; he "thrived" in it. 

Alison Arngrim talks about the day that she fell passed out on set. 

When Arngrim played Nellie Oleson, she had to wear heavy clothes as well. In her book Confessions of a Prairie B****, Arngrim writes that she wore a long dress with a five-layer petticoat, tights, boots, and a wig. On her first day on set, it was over 100 degrees, which made it very hard for her to wear the costume. 

Arngrim says that she got so hot that she could no longer feel the heat. When she thinks back, she realizes that's usually a sign that you're about to pass out. Arngrim says that she had the strange feeling of "not having any temperature at all." She says she didn't like how this made her feel, but it wasn't as bad as being hot. 

Arngrim said that she was so weak from the heat that she had trouble saying her line. She had to stand in the heat and also under hot lights. Arngrim says she felt like she couldn't breathe. She tried to say her line, but the director didn't like how it came out. 

The director asked Arngrim to say her line again, but she says she felt like she was going to pass out. She walked up to the assistant director and told him she felt like she was going to pass out. Arngrim says that soon after that, she blacked out and fell down. She stopped feeling like she was going to pass out after a medic on set broke an ammonia capsule under her nose and put a salt tablet under her tongue. 

Melissa Gilbert did not like the clothes from "Little House on the Prairie." 

Not just Arngrim had problems with the clothes on Little House on the Prairie. Melissa Gilbert didn't like the clothes that her character, Laura Ingalls, made her wear. 

Gilbert says in her book Prairie Tale that when she was 17 years old, she wanted to be "cool" and fit in with her peers. She wasn't happy that she couldn't make big changes to her look, like getting a new hairstyle. 

Gilbert had to wear her hair long and all the same length instead. She had a hard time getting used to the fact that she had to spend most of her days in "granny boots" and prairie clothes. She also couldn't see her friends as much as she would have liked. But Gilbert says she liked the prairie look more as an adult when she played Laura Ingalls Wilder in a musical. Gilbert said that prairie clothes "looked great on a woman of a certain age."

Source: Cheatsheet.com

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