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Thursday, April 05, 2007

Fannie Flagg~ Pop Icon


The local Birmingham News is doing it's own version of March Madness, with local celebrities. Fannie Flagg is in the final four...and we need your support! In this championship round she is up against Hank Williams.

As many of you know Fannie Flagg is the author of the novel 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the WhistleStop Cafe', as well as several other wonderful novels including her latest, 'Can't Wait to get to Heaven'. We also know that she has a great cookbook with southern recipes that Mom worked closely with her on.

The Birmingham News said that "She did for tomatoes what Colonel Sanders did for chicken". She won an Academy Award nomination for her adaptation of the screenplay to 'Fried Green Tomatoes', and made her movie debut in the Oscar-nominated 'Five Easy Pieces'. Back in they day, she hosted the Morning Show with Tom York and was a local celeb long before the world knew her. Her book 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the WhistleStop Cafe is part of the freshman curriculum at a New Hampshire college, where she holds an honorary doctorate.

To get to this final round of the Pop Culture Madness, she had to beat out Mark Cildress, Walker Percy, Truman Capote, Harper Lee, and Tallulah Bankhead. All of these are famous Alabamians.

So let's all get behind her and let her know we that she is our most famous icon. Voting is simple and only takes a minute. We have until Friday at 11pm.
Y'all get busy voting!
Sandi

10 comments:

"Early Bird" said...

I saw you in comments over at Beachy's...of course I went over and voted for my gal Fannie Flagg!
I just love her!! I wrote a few short stories on another blog and have been told I have a style like hers, but in my humble opinion she rocks and I could never come up to her skills!!

Rhoda said...

OK, Sandi, I voted for Fannie...I've been reading that section of the paper & was truly amazed at all the famous people who came from AL. I really didn't know! Many that you would never dream came from here. I've always like Fannie Flagg, so hope she wins.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Shabby in the City said...

Please do bring your fried green tomatoes! You will be a special guest no doubt! Exciting :)

PAT said...

I voted for Fannie!:-)

Pat
Back Porch Musings

Glamour Mom said...

You're right...voting is simple. My vote is in as well. Can't wait to read about the outcome :)

Naturegirl said...

I have not seen or heard of Fannie in such a LONG time! Surley I'll vote for her! Thanks for the reminder to dye easter eggs! I've posted faux eggs if thant's ok.
Happy Easter!hugs NG

Southern Heart said...

I voted for her, too....that book is one of my all-time favorites!

Betty said...

Sandi,
Thanks for coming by to visit with me..
I have eaten fried green tomatoes at the 'Whistlestop Cafe' in Juliette. However, I did not eat the bar-b-que as I remember what it was made of in the movie!

The Decorated House said...

Happy Easter Sandi!
I always enjoy my visits here and when you stop by my site and leave such nice comments.
And then you post recipes, too! What a gal!

Sandi said...

Early Bird~ thanks for stopping in...come back anytime.
Rhodo~ Honestly I didn't recognize half of the names...
Oh Shabby~ I missed the friday pot luck, Darn!
Pat~ thanks for comming off the back porch to vote.
Glamour Mom~ Thanks for the vote!
Nature Girl~ I'll have to check out your eggs. Bet they were more colorful than mine.
Southern Heart~ I knew I could count on a southern girl.
Betty~ You are so right...the secret's in the sauce.
Decorated House~ You can leave me decorating tips anytime.

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