Local Author Event - Alice: Life Behind the Counter in Mel’s Greasy Spoon by Barry M. Putt Jr.

Franklin Township author Barry M. Putt Jr. will present a lecture on his book, Alice: Life Behind the Counter in Mel’s Greasy Spoon (A Guide to the Feature Film, the TV Series, and More) published by BearManor Media in September 2019. It is a behind-the-scenes book about Martin Scorsese’s feature film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and the spin-off TV series Alice and Flo. It all centers around an aspiring singer-turned-waitress, Alice Hyatt, and her life working at Mel’s Diner with her gruff but lovable boss Mel Sharples, sassy, 'kiss my grits” waitress Flo, and their bumbling coworker Vera Louise Gorman.

The book includes insights from David Silverman (writer for Alice); Christopher Tayback, son of Vic Tayback (Mel in Alice); Lucy Lee Flippin (Fran in Flo); and others. It features detailed bios on the main characters and actors such as Linda Lavin, Polly Holliday, and Diane Ladd. There is an episode log for each series filled with dozens of 'fun facts.” Readers can test their Alice trivia knowledge with a 120-question fan quiz and discover how to make Mel’s famous chili. The book also delves into the history of the ‘real’ Mel’s diner, the joys and challenges involved in producing a comedy classic, and much more!

Books will be available for sale at the event for $28.00 and can be signed/personalized by the author.

Barry M. Putt Jr. is an author, dramatist, and screenwriter. He has scripted over 40 adaptations and original audio drama productions. Mr. Putt wrote the screenplay for the VR film Maren’s Rock. His stage plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Canada and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Putt is currently writing a book for BearManor Media entitled The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew on Film, TV, and Stage. He lives in Franklin Township, NJ.

All library programs are free and open to all. Please register on our website or by calling or stopping by.

Contact Information
  1. Franklin Township Public Library
  2. 7328738700
Mon, December 16
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Franklin Township author Barry M. Putt Jr. will present a lecture on his book, Alice: Life Behind the Counter in Mel’s Greasy Spoon (A Guide to the Feature Film, the TV Series, and More) published by BearManor Media in September 2019. It is a behind-the-scenes book about Martin Scorsese’s feature film Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and the spin-off TV series Alice and Flo. It ...

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