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In an ideal world, everyone will come to HBO’s new feature film Grey Gardens, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, having already seen the landmark 1975 documentary of the same name. But even if this is your first exposure to Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter “Little” Edie, you’ll come away besotted with the tragicomic tale of these two roses of American aristocracy who withered on the vine. (And then you’ll run out and immediately rent the doc.)
The film begins in 1975, with Edith (Lange) and Edie (Barrymore) sitting in their moldering East Hamptons manse Grey Gardens, watching an early cut of the documentary by Albert (Arye Gross) and David Maysles (Justin Louis) that would make them legends. Cut to 1936, when 18-year-old Edie is having cold feet on the night on her debutante ball at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
Edie wants to be a singer and an actress, »
.My mother gave me a completely priceless life..-- .Little Edie. Beale, 1917-2002 Drew Barrymore "became" her character in the HBO movie 'Grey Gardens'. The 34-year-old actress plays the young Edith Bouvier Beale - the eccentric cousin of former Us First Lady Jackie Kennedy - in the film, and was so determined to get the part Drew promised director Michael Sucsy she would live just like her character did. She explained to America's Elle magazine: "I didn't want to come in there like a hungry freak. But I also felt every second counting. So - polite conversation, then he started looking through my binder, and I saw his demeanour change, actually noticing all the hard work I had »
2 items from 2009
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