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Grey Gardens -- Meet Big and Little Edie Beale--high-society dropouts, mother and daughter, reclusive cousins of Jackie O.--thriving together amid the decay and disorder of their ramshackle East Hampton mansion. An intimate portrait and an eerie echo of the Kennedy Camelot, Albert and David Maysles's 1976 Grey Gardens quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen.
Grey Gardens -- An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton.
Grey Gardens -- A touching documentary portrait of the Beales -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' eccentric aunt and cousin

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An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale ... Herself

Edith Bouvier Beale ... Herself
Brooks Hyers ... Himself - Gardener
Norman Vincent Peale ... Himself (voice)
Jack Helmuth ... Himself - Birthday Guest (uncredited)

Albert Maysles ... Himself (uncredited)
David Maysles ... Himself (uncredited)
Jerry Torre ... Himself - Handyman (uncredited)
Lois Wright ... Herself - Birthday Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Ellen Hovde 
Albert Maysles 
David Maysles 
Muffie Meyer 
 
Produced by
Susan Froemke .... associate producer
Albert Maysles .... producer (as The Maysles Brothers)
David Maysles .... producer (as The Maysles Brothers)
 
Cinematography by
Albert Maysles 
David Maysles 
 
Film Editing by
Susan Froemke 
Ellen Hovde 
Muffie Meyer 
 
Sound Department
Lee Dichter .... sound mixer
 
Editorial Department
Morris Schlein .... negative timer
 
Thanks
Marianne Barcellona .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Peter Beard .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Harry Benson .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Alan Bomser .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Cynthia Castleman .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Pamela Degnan .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Kathryn Demby .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Holly Gill .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Bernard Gotfryd .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
John Jourdan .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Dorothy King .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Donald Klocek .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Akiva Kohane .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Sarah Legon .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Vince Lombardo .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help (as Vincent Lombardo)
Noëlle Penraat .... thanks (as Noelle Penraat)
Vincent Stenerson .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
Lois Wright .... thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for their help
 

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  • Photo Magnetic Studios  sound mixer (as Photo-Mag)
  • EFX  color negative
  • Movielab  thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for thier help (as Charlie-Projecctionist, Movielab)
  • TVC Laboratories  thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for thier help
  • Trans/Audio  thanks: to the following individuals and organizations for thier help
  • Robert Frost Estate, The  for: permission to include lines from THE ROAD NOT TAKEN as spoken.
  • Holt, Rinehart and Winston  copyright: From "The Road Not Taken" from THE POETRY OF ROBERT FROST edited by Edward Connery Lathem. 1916, (C) 1969 by

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The film was something of an accident, in the sense that Albert Maysles and David Maysles came across Edith Bouvier Beale and Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale when involved in another project--a movie about (Jacqueline Kennedy's sister) Lee Radziwill's childhood. As part of research, the Maysles brothers were introduced to the Beales, and were captivated by their world. Deciding not to make the Radzwill film, they turned instead to the Beales, and a year after first meeting the two women, began filming.See more »
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Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale:What're you doing down there? You staying there?
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Tea for TwoSee more »

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What happened after Grey Gardens was filmed?
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43 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
" I'm pulverized by this latest thing", 8 June 2003
Author: judge9090 from Daytona Beach, Florida

'Grey Gardens'(1975) is the Maysles' brothers bizarre documentary of Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis'eccentric aunt and first cousin who live like pigs in a run down 28 room mansion on East Hampton, Long Island.'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale,78,witty and dry and her daughter, 'Little Edie' Beale,56,(emotionally about 13) a still beautiful woman who once had a promising future,live in isolation from the rest of the world except for their many cats and raccoons in the attic. They amuse themselves by bickering all day, listening to the radio or singing to each other(They dont even own a television) Their fall from society is amazing to learn of and the viewer is drawn to these two very special, although obviously, dysfunctional people.One of the better documentaries ever made and still a cult classic today.

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