Child of Glass (1978) Directed by John Erman

A TV movie based upon a novel by Richard Peck (The Ghost Belonged to Me).
“Everything I Have is Yours” and “Everything Has Been Done Before”

Songs introduced by Arthur L. Jarrett, Jr. in 1933
Days Gone By
Little Women - Beth - Valley of the Shadow
LHOTP episodes:

“Growin’ Pains” October 19, 1981

James becomes very insecure about living in Albert's shadow and annoys him by emulating him. After he is caught stealing a razor blade from the Mercantile (after having broken Albert's original blade), James decides to run away. Albert searches for his brother and, in a bit of reverse psychology, tells him he's running away too. During a severe thunderstorm, the two take refuge in a large house, where the two bond.
“I’ll Never Say Never to Always”

from the album Lie: The Love and Terror Cult (1970)
Composed and performed by Charles Manson accompanied by the Family
“Patience on a Monument” is often on a sculpture on the tombs of kings, most famously seen in Louis XII’s tomb (as noted in Heckscher, William S. “Shakespeare in His Relationship to the Visual Arts: A Study in Paradox.” The two images cited here both show a seated woman in “patient grief” (for the lack of a better phrase). A woman chained, whether to a windowsill (to pine forever, for the rest of her life), or a woman chained to a pole - as more poignantly shown in that St. Denis tomb of Louis XII’s, whose figure is also turned in a pose that shows both strain from and desire to leave this post, and yet, she cannot.
Flannery’s Kiss
by Mary Gordon
vol. XLIII, no. 3, Summer 2004
LHOTP episodes:

“Remember Me (Part 1)” November 5, 1975

A widowed mother named Julia Sanderson learns she has a terminal illness, and has no close relatives willing to care for her three children, John Jr., Carl and Alicia. Charles promises Mrs. Sanderson the children will find a new home. Meanwhile, the relationship between Mr. Edwards and Grace Snider begins to really blossom.
LHOTP episodes:

“Remember Me (Part 2)” November 12, 1975

Charles has a difficult time finding someone who will adopt all three Sanderson children. At one point, Mrs. Oleson's aunt hopes to adopt Alicia only, while John Jr. and Carl are considered to be potential farming hands to another. While the kids try to show their bravery, Alicia breaks down in tears not wanting to leave her brothers and current guardian Grace Snider. At the very last minute Mr. Edwards makes a monumental decision: he marries Grace Snider and adopts all three of the Sanderson children.
Friday Night Lights episodes:

“It’s Different for Girls” December 12, 2006

The Dillon cheerleading squad preps for a championship as rumors spread about Lyla's forbidden affair with Tim, causing Lyla to fall victim to merciless harassment. Meanwhile, Coach Taylor stands in the way of his daughter's budding relationship with Matt, Jason adapts to life at home, and Smash inches closer to the preacher's daughter.
The Wounded Man -

The Wounded Man by Gustave Courbet (1844-54) Oil on canvas

Courbet’s early self-portrait as a wounded man is a portrait of the dying artist wounded (thus, painted) by his own sword (brush). Not only will death “illustrate” the completion of this painting but swords often symbolize a brush and blood, paint. An expert has made these links before while others have noted how Courbet adopts the iconography of St. Sebastian, the supreme symbol of the self-referential artist. In addition, the sword’s handle spells out C for Courbet in mirror-form which in turn suggests that the surface of this mirror (the image) is the surface of the artist’s mind.

The composition we see today was painted over an earlier work by Courbet with his lover in his arms. A charcoal sketch gives us a good idea of what the couple once looked like, Courbet in a near-identical pose.3 Courbet's hand gesture is based on Sebastian's in Delacroix's 1836 canvas, analyzed yesterday in its own entry. What only one expert has noticed is that the open hand with separated thumb is a symbol for the palette-hand because an artist's thumb is typically inserted through a palette's hole.4 The hand and its pose held the same meaning for Delacroix.
The man who drank his girl’s shampoo -

Down to You (2000)

A romantic comedy film about losing a first love. Sophomore Al Connelly (Freddie Prinze Jr.) meets the girl of his dreams, freshman Imogen (Julia Stiles), and true love abounds. The two engage on a whirlwind courtship--they pick a song based on the records from Al's parents, eat a cake together, and even make love. Imogen's fear of lost youth causes her to push away from Al, and they go their separate ways after Imogen cheats on Al at a party. Al attempts to rebound from the relationship, determined to forget Imogen, and he goes to desperate measures to do so, including suicide by shampoo and problems with his career. In the end, Imogen finds Al when she hears of his attempted suicide and she brings him a book cover that she illustrated featuring the two of them. The two reconcile their differences and get back together showing that love can be obtained. The story is told from the points of view of both Al and Imogen.
LHOTP episodes:

“The Man Inside” October 2, 1978

Laura makes friends with a shy classmate, but winds up jeopardizing the friendship when she makes fun of an obese man, not knowing he is the girl's father. Hearing that his daughter is ashamed of him, the man gets a job and lives at the blind school, while telling his family that he got a job that would take him away from their town. The man's double life is exposed once he is seriously injured at the school.
LHOTP: “Sylvia”

I created this page because I discovered there are a lot of people who have hazy memories of a clown/mime rapist on the TV series Little House on the Prairie. This was the seventh season, two-part episode entitled "Sylvia" guest-starring respected character actor Richard Jaeckel (Special Guest Star) and child actress Olivia Barash. It happens to be an episode I enjoyed as a pre-teen, but it seems to have scarred some people. Anyhow, here's a page all about it.
LHOTP episodes:

“To See the Light (Part 1)” December 1, 1980

After being caught in an explosion, Adam regains his sight, which worries Mary, who thinks he will not want to be saddled with a blind wife now that he's free to move about without help.
LHOTP episodes:

“If I Should Wake Before I Die” October 23, 1974

After the death of her dear friend, Miss Amy feels lonely for her family. While talking to the Ingalls girls at her funeral, Laura declares it is not fair for loved ones to ignore a birthday and always show up for a funeral. Miss Amy decides to stage her own death and enlists the help of Doctor Hiram Baker and Charles Ingalls.
LHOTP episodes:

“The Angry Heart” December 17, 1979

A teenage boy comes to Walnut Grove to live with his grandparents, when his mother can no longer tolerate his increasingly ill-tempered behavior. When the elderly couple become afraid of the boy, Charles offers to help reform him. It seems to be working, until Charles gives the boy a gift for his hard work: a blue shirt, which he rips up, having triggered the boy's horrible memories of abuse. After Charles helps the boy face and then let go of his past, he comes to realize the importance of needing someone in his life, and makes peace with his grandparents.
LHOTP episodes:

“The Sound of Children” February 5, 1979

Mary and Adam discover they are having a baby. Adam's father visits Walnut Grove upon learning the news, and convinces Adam and Mary to move to New York, so that Adam can attend law school and eventually become a partner in his father's law firm. After Mary suffers a miscarriage, Adam decides to stay in Walnut Grove with Mary. When Mary hears this, she says that it is what she wanted all along.
LHOTP episodes:

“I’ll Be Waving as You Drive Away ” March 6, 1978

Just as Mary falls in love with newcomer Seth Barton, her eyesight begins to worsen. Charles takes her to an optometrist, but the news is not good: Mary's vision cannot be saved, and she will soon go blind. In denial, Charles does not tell his daughter until the day before she wakes up and finds to her horror she is completely blind. Mary becomes very bitter over her predicament and having to rely on others for basic needs.
LHOTP episodes:

“Blind Journey” November 27, 1978

It is discovered that the late Mr. Hansen has willed his (now decrepit) house to the town of Walnut Grove. After Mary and Adam are no longer able to keep their school in Winoka, the town council elects it to be the new school for the blind. They are astonished to find out that Harriet Oleson has come to help lead the children to Walnut Grove and impress someone named Mrs. Terhune.
Beginner Mourner
“Autumn Leaves”

A Genius of Dance - Pavlova
by Walford Hyden
Chapter IX - Her Repertoire of Ballets
LHOTP Episodes:

“Wilder and Wilder” February 11, 1980

As the second half of the series begins, Almanzo's wandering brother, Perley Day, comes to stay, and Charles hopes Laura's feelings will shift to him, unaware that he is a troublemaker.
Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken
(1991) Directed by Steve Miner

This is the story of Sonora Webster, a teenage runaway during the Depression. Her life's ambition is to travel to Atlantic City, where "all your dreams come true." After leaving home she accepts a job from Dr. Carver and his girl-and-horse high diving act. Starting out as a stable hand her goal is to become a real diving girl. Dr. Carver's son, Al, helps her in her quest by helping her tame a wild horse she's named Lightning. Their early morning practices lead not only to Sonora being put into training as a diving girl, but also for Al's emotions for Sonora to begin to surface. Al leaves after an argument with his father and the diver girl, Marie, is injured in a practice. Sonora finally takes her place and becomes a real diving girl. The act is thriving but fair grounds are suffering hard times and the show is closed. Al comes back with the surprise revelation of getting the act booked in Atlantic City. Dr. Carver passes away en route to New Jersey and Al takes over. He asks Sonora to marry him before her first jump in her dream city. She accepts but then has an accident in the dive that leaves her permanently blind. Al will not let her do the show and brings Marie back to take her place. Sonora does not want to sit on the sidelines anymore and takes matters into her own hands. Practicing all day to finally make it back up the ladder, she has Marie locked in her trailer while she makes the jump to prove to everyone and herself that she can do it and without the audience ever knowing that she is blind.
LHOTP episodes:

“Country Girls” September 18, 1974

Mary and Laura begin school at Walnut Grove. While Caroline must deal with the snippy Harriet Oleson, the rich part-owner of Oleson's Mercantile, Laura must deal with her spoiled daughter, Nellie. As one problem winds into another, Laura finds a difficulty greater than dealing with Nellie: a looming essay for Parents' Day causes worry for little Laura, who wants to give a beautiful essay, but is unable to write the words on paper. When she finds that she can only write a few words, she makes up a speech about her Ma, which has a great effect on her family. It is her speech that truly shows the closeness of the Ingalls family.
LHOTP episodes:

“To Run and Hide” October 31, 1977

When Dr. Baker is unable to save a terminally ill patient, he chalks it up to incompetence and resigns as Walnut Grove's doctor. While he tries his hand out at farming, new physician Dr. Logan accepts a call to replace Dr. Baker. Dr. Logan, however, is ill-tempered and has no compassion for his patients, prompting Charles to go all-out to convince Dr. Baker that he is a good doctor and that the people of Hero Township need him.
She’s Too Young (2004)

An American made-for-TV movie released in 2004, starring Marcia Gay Harden as the mother of a 14 year old daughter who is involved in sexual acts hidden from her parents. The film deals with the issues of drugs and alcohol, peer pressure, parenting an adolescent, the influence of the sexually-driven media, and teen partying.
LHOTP episodes:

“Men Will be Boys” November 13, 1978

When Albert and Andy boast they can become self-sufficient, Charles and Jonathan decide to take them on a camping trip to put that claim to rest. But Albert and Andy prove their worth, and their fathers wind up... well, not so well off.
She Never Told Her Love
LHOTP episodes:

“A Wiser Heart” November 2, 1981

Laura attends a writing seminar in Arizona, but things don't go very smoothly, thanks to differences between her and Eliza Jane, being forced to work as a dishwasher for a cold hearted restaurant owner, and a less-than-honorable professor.
LHOTP episodes:

“Whisper Country” January 16, 1978

Mary gets her first teaching job in the backwoods community of Willow Prairie, but is met with stern, purely hateful opposition by the settlement's leader: an elderly woman who has driven away previous teachers, has thwarted all attempts to establish a school, and uses the Bible in a hateful way to back her beliefs. The father of a student she stays with, a loyal follower to the woman, is just as bad. The woman's adamant beliefs against common things such as reading and cleaning with soap and water are the cover for her own shameful secret: she cannot read. After one of Mary's students tries to kiss her and she slaps him in the ribs for trying to do so, she is paid a visit by the student's father and is said to have almost killed him though she had not. Mrs. Peal tells the parents Mary is a "Jezebel" and Mary retreats home, but goes back after Charles gives her a pep talk. She is able to expose Mrs. Peal, who learns to accept and embrace education.
LHOTP episodes:

“Silent Promises” January 28, 1980

Laura, eager to appear more mature, offers to teach a deaf boy sign language. As their teachings go on, he develops feelings for Laura. Meanwhile, Albert builds a doghouse for a somewhat-ungrateful and indifferent Bandit.
“Maybe you were sent to me”

A Walk to Remember (2002)
Memorable quotes
LHOTP episodes:

“I’ll Ride the Wind” January 10, 1977

John is offered a scholarship in Chicago that will allow him to live his dream of becoming a writer. This causes Mary and John much heartache as they must decide whether to remain together or risk a separation for John's career.
“I have my own life and I’m stronger than you know”

Leather and Lace lyrics
Written and performed by Stevie Nicks
LHOTP episodes:

“Days of Sunshine, Days of Shadow” February 15, 1982

When Almanzo becomes ill with diphtheria, he begins worrying about the condition of his crops. During a hailstorm, he rushes outside in a panic and suffers a stroke. In the aftermath, he bitterly resigns himself to life as a 'cripple'.
“Dress up as your character defect”
LHOTP episodes:

“Darkness Is My Friend” January 21, 1980

Adam is sent to get money for the school, but Mary cannot go because of the baby and the students. Laura agrees to stay with Mary that night. While spending the night at the School for the Blind, Laura and Mary are held hostage by a trio of escaped felons. When one of them becomes ill from a gunshot wound, the leader sends Laura to get a doctor, warning her that she wouldn't see Mary alive again if she says anything about the hostage situation. When she can't find Doc Baker, the terrified Laura goes to Pa and tells him about what's going on. Charles poses as Doc Baker, but soon finds himself in a dangerous predicament when the real Doc Baker shows up. But Charles manages to get the upper hand.
“So Much for the Afterglow”

So Much for the Afterglow is the third album by Everclear, released on October 7, 1997. It contained the singles "Everything to Everyone", "I Will Buy You a New Life", "Father of Mine" and "One Hit Wonder"
LHOTP episodes:

“To Live with Fear (Part 1)” February 14, 1977

Mary is severely injured when a horse kicks her in the stomach while she is putting him away in the barn. When her condition deteriorates, it becomes clear she needs an expensive surgery to save her life. Charles and Mr. Edwards are forced to take dynamiting jobs for the railroad to fund the surgery.
LHOTP episodes:

“To Live with Fear (Part 2) February 21, 1977

Mary needs more surgery, something that weighs heavily on Charles' mind as he feverishly works to earn enough money for his daughter's surgery. Eventually, a fatigued Charles causes an accident that traps him and a co-worker inside. Mr. Edwards leads a harried but courageous effort to save the two men's lives.
“The First Disappointment”
(1861) by Erastus Dow Palmer

This statue, also known as Little Peasant, depicts an incident in the life of one of the sculptor's daughters, who had avidly followed the hatching and rearing of a nest of birds, only to be overcome with grief when the fledglings departed.
LHOTP episodes:

“Little Girl Lost” October 18, 1976

Laura and Mary must collect insects for a school project. Carrie goes along with them and then lets Mary's bugs escape. Angry and frustrated, Mary instructs Carrie to wait for them and to stay out of trouble, but Carrie wanders off and falls into a deserted mine shaft.
The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Scene VII

A four-character memory play, first premiered in Chicago in 1944.

The play was reworked from one of Williams's short stories "Portrait of a Girl in Glass" (1943; published 1948).[2] The story is also written from the point of view of narrator Tom Wingfield, and many of his soliloquies from The Glass Menagerie seem lifted straight from this original. Certain elements have clearly been omitted from the play, including the reasoning for Laura's fascination with Jim's freckles (linked to a book that she loved and often reread, Freckles by Gene Stratton-Porter).