Letters of Little Edie Beale: Grey Gardens and Beyond


Letters of Little Edie Beale: Grey Gardens and Beyond Letters of Little Edie Beale Grey Gardens and Beyond, collected and edited by Walter Newkirk, is a sequel to memoraBEALEia A Private Scrapbook About Little Edie Beale of Grey Gardens For information, visit the website greygardensbook The book has approximatelytranscripts of the most engaging and entertaining cards and letters written to Walter Newkirk by Edie Beale from and fromuntil a few months before Edie s death inIn her letters Edie discusses politics,, Cher, Elian Gonzalez, the Grey Gardens documentary and musical, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill, politics, and Miss Beale is best known for her participation in Grey GardensIn the early s, Edie and her mother Edith Bouvier Beale cousin and aunt of Mrs Onassis s were living in a filthy, crumbling estate called Grey Gardens in East Hampton, NY which was raided by health authorities The documentary inspired a Broadway musical inby Doug Wright, Michael Korie and Scott Frankel, which nominated forTony Awards, and wonawards A new Grey Gardens, starring Drew Barry as Little Edie and Jessica Lange as Big Edie, was broadcast on HBO during April and Mayand is now available on DVD The film was nominated forEmmy Awards and won the Television Critic s Award for Best Television Movie On April ,Walter Newkirk traveled to Grey Gardens, to interview Edie Beale about t Grey Gardens, for his college newspaper, The Rutgers Daily Targum Newkirk and Beale kept in touch for several years, by phone and by mail After and her mother died, Beale moved to New York and the author escorted her to luncheons, and special events Little Edie moved to Florida in , and died there in January

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