Saturday, May 18th 2013
“Little” Edie Beale and Andy Warhol, 1978.
Wednesday, April 3rd 2013
Jinkx Monsoon performing I Dreamed a Dream as Little Edie from Grey Gardens
FANDOMS TOUCHING OMG
Thursday, February 28th 2013
Jinkx Monsoon as Little Edie IS MY LIFE
AND HE FACT THAT SHE HAD TO EXPLAIN WHAT GREY GADENS WAS TO A ROOM FULL OF QUEEN IS SHAMEFUL. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO EDUCATE THE CHILDREN!?!
Wednesday, October 31st 2012
Of all our Halloween costumes this year, I think we had the most fun channelling Big Edie & Little Edie from Grey Gardens. They’re such wonderful characters to live inside!
The real Big Edie and Little Edie from Grey Gardens for comparison:
Move outta the way Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange! Move your fierce selves outta the way of our personal Grey Gardens HBO miniseries!
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Friday, September 14th 2012
The Beales of Grey Gardens
Released in 2006, The Beales of Grey Gardens contains unseen, archival footage filmed during the shooting of 1975’s Grey Gardens. While Grey Gardens is a wonderful study of mother & daughter, The Beales of Grey Gardens plays more like a loving homage to the daughter. It highlights everything that’s wonderful about Little Edie - her eccentric assuredness; her sensitivity; her enchanting lunacy; her clever sense of style; her sweet, flirtatious, coquettish, girlish nature. I’m so deeply enamoured with her, while watching this film you can clearly see the filmmakers were as well.
Monday, August 20th 2012
She led us into the narrow damp hall and up the lightless staircase, pointing out the carved banister and paneled doors…“These are very much in demand these days.” Animals hid still as stone in the gloomy deeps until we passed; suddenly dust would scatter and…something leapt past our heads—a bat, no, a cat—flying to some ceiling perch. The windows at the top of the stairs were blinded with cobwebs and pawing vines, the bittersweet vines of Grey Gardens grown thick as boa constrictors. Mother had set out some crackers and Taylor’s port for our refreshment. Little Edie poured. “Only students of architecture can fully appreciate this place,” she said. Her performance was exquisite. We scarcely noticed a cat eating his own droppings in one corner. We were completely entranced by this bizarre version of a White House tour led by Jackie Kennedy.
Mother kept wheezing inside and banging on the floor. “She’s furious because I’m getting all the attention,” confided Little Edie. Would Mother like her picture taken? we ventured. “You don’t want your picture, do you, Mother?” she called out. And then to us, in a theatrical aside, “Mother looks like she’s about to die.”
I AM. I’M GOING TO DIE TODAY!
EeeDIE? My MAKEUP is under the BED.
“Never mind, Mother.”