Fannie Flagg “Fried Green Tomatoes”

This week, I’m highlighting vintage interviews I’ve done over the years with authors whose books became major motion pictures.

Today, actress and author Fannie Flagg, talking in 1987 about her novel, “Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistlestop Cafe.” Hollywood shortened the title to “Fried Green Tomatoes” when it was released as a movie four years later.

The Alabama-born Fannie Flagg built her story about a Depression-era small town around stories she heard as a little girl.

“Fried Green Tomatoes” starring Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Jesssica Tandy, was released in January 1992.

Fannie Flagg will be 75 next month, and she still spends part of her time in Alabama.

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