Sunday, November 16, 2008

Grey Gardens

Have you ever seen Grey Gardens the movie? I saw it for the first time a couple of years ago after a friend raved on and on about the movie and it's eccentric personalities Big Edie and Little Edie. The mother - daughter team received some press after the Board of Health was called in to clean up their East Hampton Mansion that had fallen into disrepair and was full of cats, raccoons and other undesirable visitors. You might wonder what would generate press about something of this nature, it was because they were relatives of Jackie O's.

What began as a film about Lee Radziwil, took a quick turn to the Beales when Edie asked for Lee's help and the film crew followed. You can see the film maker here as he revisits the house 30 years later. It includes clips of the documentary that will let you glimpse the amazing film, the crazy outfits that Little Edie made famous, and some information about their ice cream habit which apparently was $150 a month.

Last reported, Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore were set to star in the movie based around the documentary, recent google searches don't turn up a release date but do indicate that possibly HBO has bought out the project. I'm not sure if that means it will go to HBO channel or they are funding the big picture release. Either way it should be amazing.

Available on Netflix A fantastic rental.


karey m. said...

you put your photo up! it looks awesome...

Richele Silva - Long Beach, CA said...

only for you!!