02 May 2009

Everything you've ever wanted to know about Grey Gardens


One of my Blogosphere heroes, Joni Webb, writes the great blog Cote De Texas. Joni's an inspiration and always a good read. Her research is always as exhaustive as it is inspiring and last week she may have outdone herself.

I've been fascinated by the story of Little Edie and Big Edie Bouvier-Beale for about as long as I can remember. Last week, Joni wrote a post that may well be the definitive story of the Beales and their home. Read A Pictorial History of Grey Gardens here.

10 comments:

  1. Wow!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!! How nice of you to do this. Much appreciated, to say the least! Thank you again!!!

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  2. A friend of mine just send me the dvd ( the original docu not the movie version with Drew Barrymore), gonna watch it tonight.
    It's a fascinating story but also very sad.

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  3. It's my pleasure Joni. Your posts are always and inspiration and you knocked this one out of the park!

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  4. What's so fascinating about the doco though is that it's not sad. Not really. The Beales' don't seem to have any clue that they live in squalor. Their delusion is contagious.

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  5. I watched that movie two night ago and I loved it. I'm afraid I'm going to end up like that - Gene dies long before me and I end up some old kook running around in a pink turban and leopard-print muu-muuu, living in a house with a pack of dogs and 30 cats.

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  6. And feeding raccoons loaves of white bread in the upstairs hall. Don't forget the raccoons!

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  7. Paul - I have tried to leave this message 10 times - so if any went through before this, I'm sorry. I keep dozing off because I was up until 6 this morning reading your blog and then reading Melody's. She is so fascinating. omg = i had no idea about those treks, etc. What a life she leads!!!

    thanks again for this.

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  8. You are so welcome Joni and yes, Melody is an amazement. The woman's a force of nature. Who else could slog through the desert doing field work one day and then whip up vintage fashions when she gets home? You have a new fan Melody.

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