Saturday, April 21

Beales of Grey Garden

"...But ever since then, I've had this desire, you know, to find someone that I like. I mean, not just one, but two. Now, I'm not talking about the group travel they do nowadays in the space age. You know, my aunt, she's a widow, and she went with seven other widows. Now, I don't mean that kind of stuff. I mean really to have fun! You know. Not with one, but with two! And I don't mean women either! "

Considered "among the first and best" human-interest documentaries, Grey Gardens is a gentle, sensitive portrait of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie. Related to one of the most famous women in American history, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the reclusive women lived together for over twenty years in a crumbling mansion by the sea, and created controversy over their eccentric lifestyle. Soon to be remade as a Hollywood feature film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.

I'm having a Beales of Grey Garden's Saturday night all by myself..
I'm so in love with this movie.. I saw it only ones before, some years ago.. But now we've got YouTube and everything is near by a single click of the mouse.
I love Little Edie and her dancing, her costumes, her charisma.. Her mother with her singing..
I totally understand this movie..

Big Edie sings in the classic documentary Grey Gardens.
Grey Gardens is a 1975 documentary by Albert and David Maysles. The film depicts the everyday lives of two women who lived at Grey Gardens, a decrepit 28-room mansion in the Georgica Pond neighborhood of East Hampton, New York.
The subjects of the film are Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter (also named Edith-"Little Edie"), who are the aunt and the first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The two women lived together at Grey Gardens for over twenty years in squalor and almost total isolation. In 1972, their living conditions were exposed due to an article in the National Enquirer and a series of raids by the Suffolk County Health Department. Jackie Onassis convinced her husband Aristotle to pay for a cleaning and partial repair job on the house. It was during the restoration that Grey Gardens was made.

what happens if you mix madonna and edie?

"Grey Gardens is one of the best and most influential documentaries of all time and Madonna is THE most original and pioneering woman (or man) to ever have worked in music. Put them together and you have this sublime, insane and utterly brilliant mashup."

Do you know Beales of Grey Garden? If you don't, please.. I beg you.. please watch this..

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1 comment:

  1. this is one of my all time favorite movies so it does not surprise me at all that you love it too! we are such twins!

    edie plus madonna, i can't wait!