absolutely terrific, honestly

Ok, I have shared a few racoon videos with you in a build-up to my unveiling an obsession that I have had for about a year or so now.  I am talking about it now because this Saturday on HBO the new movie “Grey Gardens”.  This movie is an additional look at the lives of Big and Little Edie Beale, the aunt and cousin to Jackie Kennedy Onasis.

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The first look at the Beales was in 1976 in a documentary entitled “Grey Gardens” by David and Albert Maysles, brothers that shot incredible footage of the Beales over a 6 week period of time.

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In 2006 they released another dvd with all of the footage that didn’t make it in the original called “The Beales of Grey Gardens”.

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In 2006, Christine Ebersol and Mary Louise Wilson portrayed the Beales on Broadway and won Tonys for their incredible performances.

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So lets do a little comparison….we will go from the real Beales, then to the Broadway show, and then to the HBO movie.

The real Little Edie

Now Christine Ebersol performing on the Tony’s

There are a few clips from the HBO special that highlight both Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore.  I can’t get the darn things to show up on my page, so you will have to go to HBO yourself!  Aaargh!  I get mad at the internets sometimes!

I absolutely love Little Edie Beale!  Watching the documentary is a must!!  Here are some additional clips from the original and from the broadway show!!  Enjoy!!

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One Response to “absolutely terrific, honestly”

  1. Let’s plan to see the movie!!! 🙂

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