My Life at Grey Gardens, 13 Months and Beyond

My Life at Grey Gardens, 13 Months and Beyond

A True and Factual Book

Book - 1978
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Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, known as Big Edie and Little Edie, were the aunt and cousin of former U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. They led an unconventional existence in Grey Gardens, a mansion in East Hampton. Their home was surrounded by overgrown gardens, and filled with fleas, cats, raccoons, and old cans and rubbish. In 1976, the release of a documentary film also called 'Grey Gardens' highlighted their unique lives among the East Hampton elite, and introduced the Beales to their cult fan following. In 1975, Lois Wright, a fellow artist and dear friend of the Beales, was invited to live with them in Grey Gardens. Wright kept a journal of her thirteen months with the Beales, and using those logs, has developed this book. 'My Life at Grey Gardens' offers the reader an intimate look at the daily lives of the Beales, and chronicles the events from Lois's arrival at the house through the passing of Big Edith Bouvier Beale in 1977.
Publisher: East Hampton, N.Y. : Wright, c1978
ISBN: 9780977746217
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 974.725 WRIGHT 1978
Characteristics: 224 leaves ; 28 cm


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Big and Little Edie weren't the only residents of Grey Gardens during the filming of Maysles brothers documentary. Lois Wright, a fellow artist and dear friend of the Beales, spent thirteen months living at Grey Gardens.

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