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Grey Gardens (2009)

TV-PG | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 18 April 2009
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The lives of Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith, aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Max Gordon
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Albert Maysles
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David Maysles (as Justin Louis)
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Olivia Waldriff ...
Young Jackie
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In 1973, documentary filmmaking brothers Albert Maysles and David Maysles decide to change the focus of their latest project from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to her aunt and older cousin, mother and daughter Edith Bouvier Beale - called Big Edie - and Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, who were found living in squalor and isolation in the longtime family mansion, Grey Gardens, in East Hampton, New York. Through flashbacks starting in 1936, the path mother and daughter take from their socialite past to the time that the Mayles brothers show their completed film is shown. Big Edie's husband/Little Edie's father, Phelan Beale, controlled the family money, which included providing singing lessons to Big Edie with musician Gould Strong, with who she had more than a musical interest. Big Edie saw herself as a singer, first and foremost. Mother and father also controlled Little Edie's life, they who wanted her to stay at Grey Gardens rather than pursue her dream of becoming a professional ... Written by Huggo

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True glamour never fades

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Biography | Drama

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18 April 2009 (USA)  »

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Alithini polyteleia  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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In the original Grey Gardens (1975), David Maysles asked Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale who she would want to portray her mother, Edith Bouvier Beale, if a movie based on Grey Gardens were made. He suggested Ethel Barrymore, Drew Barrymore's great-aunt, who died in 1959. See more »

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'Little' Edith Bouvier Beale: [after seeing the 'Grey Gardens' documentary] It's an artistic smash!
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At the end of the credits, where the American Humane Society's traditional credit is displayed, Little Edie's voice adds "No animals were harmed in the making of this movie." See more »

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Referenced in The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) See more »

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Tea For Two
from the musical "No No Nanette"
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Music by Vincent Youmans
Performed by Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange
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I have SEEN the full unedited version of this !!
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I have to say that I was as dubious about this project as anyone Else...

Some one was remaking a documentary as a drama ?!? when the documentary may be the most perfect movie I have ever seen ?!? But in all seriousness this movie takes the subject firmly in hand and KNOCKS IT OUT OF THE PARK !!! ITS Brilliant !!! First off you can tell it was written by a true lover of the original, secondly Drew and Jessica are almost indistinguishable from there real counterparts.

I cant say more with out giving stuff away but this my be the best thing I have seen in years !

As Lil Edie would say ...."Its Absolutely Terrific"


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