Edie Beale loved her animals, she used to feed Wonder Bread to raccoons that had taken up residence in the attic (via NY times) of the Grey Garden’s mansion, where she lived with her mother. She would never wear this t-shirt, she was far too glamorous for such a casual item, but the text strongly reminded us of her. (t-shirt available from skreened.com) The photo of Edie Beale was taken by Lois Wright, she lived with the Beales’ for 13 months and wrote a book about that (via robertdarling)
Little Edie Beale; her polaroid portrait by Andy Warhol. And her 15 minutes of fame, again, in the newspapers in the 1970s.
Polaroid by Andy Warhol
Little Edie, at 56 years of age in the newspaper
Grey Gardens: Clips favoured by Pip Petrie on YouTube
“A small collection of three clips from “Grey Gardens” with some annotations by me of my favourite quotes and lines… Long Live Little Edie!” -Pip Petri
This is the Official trailer for the documentary ‘Grey Gardens’ made by Albert and David Maysles in 1975. In this film two, formery rich, New York socialites are portrayed in their home, which is the Grey Gardens estate in the Hamptons. Mother and daughter Edith Beale (big and little Edie) ran out of money at a point, the house became sort of derilict but the Edie’s stayed and lived a reclusive but extravagant life in that house for 50 years or so.