My Grey Gardens book arrived! This huge tome has been put together by Sara and Rebekah Maysles, daughters of Albert, one of the brothers who filmed the famous documentary in the 70s. It's clearly a labour of love, and a must buy for any serious Grey Gardens fan.
There are pages and pages of conversations with the Edies, a timeline of events in their lives, not to mention the priceless collection of candid photos and behind the scenes information.
I don't want to spoil it too much by showing you too many pages, you really should go buy it if you're a fan because it's worth every penny. This really is a tiny snapshot of the hundreds of pages of pure Grey Gardens joy.
There is a huge section on the technicalities of putting the film together, plus these photos of the premiere which Little Edie attended in her beloved New York.
There is also the entire 'script' of the documentary, should you wish to reenact it!
Included at the back is a 60 minute CD of unreleased recordings with the two Edies. My son is already dreading me playing this in the car!
Lastly, you might not be aware that there is a Grey Gardens sequel of sorts. The Maysles brothers released a new feature length cut of unused, but equally amazing, Big & Little Edie footage in 2006. The documentary is called 'The Beales of Grey Gardens' and you can buy the DVD online.
If you missed it last week I posted a video I made comparing the original footage of Little Edie with Drew Barrymore playing her, and also the Christine Ebersole musical version, and Bill Hader's Little Vivvy. Drew Barrymore totally nails it!