The Alice in Arlo Guthrie’s “Restaurant” – wasn’t there another story about her?

Arlo Guthrie and Alice Brock

Arlo Guthrie and Alice Brock

From Janet M – Mr. Pop – The Alice in Arlo Guthrie’s “Restaurant” – wasn’t there another story about her?

Mr. Pop History – Only that, Alice was out of a restaurant after the movie hit. Seems the folks in Lenox, Massachusetts – a place she wanted to open another restaurant  - didn’t want her to own another place after she sold the one featured in the song/movie. Alice Brock said at that time – “They were afraid of my awful reputation as portrayed in the movie.” That film portrayed Alice as a free-loving, drug-taking woman.  BTW – the original Alice’s Restaurant was located nearby in Stockbridge.