When a famous actress's car breaks down on Walton's Mountain, starstruck John-Boy convinces his parents to invite her to dinner while Ike is fixing her car. All the children are enthralled with her flashy personality and world-traveling tales, although Olivia and Grandma disapprove of her. Finding her car will need major repairs, and wanting to stay put, Alvira manages to fall and injure her ankle, turning her night on the couch into a lengthy stay. Despite her worldliness, the whole Walton family falls under her spell at the end when she opens them up to John -Boy's view of his home through his writings, heretofore unseen by his family members. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Actress Alvira Drummond tells the Waltons that she was asked to open a new theater in Atlanta by recreating Gertie Lawrence's role in the Noel Coward
play "Private Lives", referring to real-life stage and screen star Gertrude Lawrence
who performed as character Amanda Prynne when the play premiered on Broadway in 1931. See more
[narration as John 'John Boy' Walton, Jr. reading from his journal
When I was growing up on Waltons Mountain, I used to dream of all the faraway places I would one day visit. New York City captured my imagination most completely because it was a mecca for young, aspiring artists and writers. I wasn't to stray that far from home for several years but I was due for a special preview. One day, without any warning, a New York hurricane hit our peaceful community.