Grey Gardens

This is a story of two women who were once socialites of New York City; who eventually retrieve to isolation and poverty while living in a mansion named ‘Grey Gardens’. These two women are mother and daughter: Edith “Big Edie” Ewing Bouvier Beale & Edith ‘Little Edie’ Bouvier Beale; whom are also aunt and first cousin to Jackie O – wife of John. F. Kennedy.

The original Grey Gardens was a 1975 documentary film directed by Albert and David Masyles -documenting both the women in their daily lives. In 2009, a film adaptation by HBO was released starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange as both Edies. The HBO adaptation, directed by Michael Sucsy documents the earlier high-society life of the two Edies {when “Little Edie” was a young beautiful socialite who had everything} through to 1975 when the Masyles brothers approached them  for a documentary film.

D.Barrymore as Little Edie

The Real "Little Edie"

Aged "Big Edie" & "Little Edie"

Grey Gardens Mansion

Grey Gardens Mansion 1970s

The living conditions the Edies were living in the 70s


The Beales of Grey Gardens

"Little Edie in 1975"

Socialite "Little Edie"

Mother & Daughter

HBO Grey Gardens: High Society


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