Grey Gardens - Hardcover



  • Structured to mirror the Maysles' approach to the world of the Beales in their documentary film Grey Gardens, this book resembles the enchanting clutter of the Grey Gardens estate, a self-contained world littered with mementos and ephemera. 
  • Features a myriad of illustrations, photographs, film stills, production notes and other archival materials alongside transcripts of the Beales' own stories. With an introduction by Albert Maysles and drawings and illustrations by Albert's daughter, Rebekah Maysles. 
  • Comes with a 60-minute CD containing conversations with the Beales and their friends, songs and poetry recited by the two Edies and audio of the Beales during and after watching the film for the first time.

The Maysles Brothers' 1975 documentary, Grey Gardens, is one of the strangest and subtlest films ever made. Shot at Grey Gardens, the dilapidated East Hamptons mansion of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale, aunt and cousin to Jackie Onassis, this classic of cinema vérité tracks the Beales' eccentric and sequestered lives-which consist mostly of doing nothing, but with a mesmerizing zest and volubility.


Pages: 200

Published: November 2018

Size (cm): 24 x 29 x 3

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