Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gallery in Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens are revisited...
Gallery gets another big movie cameo in HBO's version of "Grey Gardens" featuring Drew Barrymore (as Little Edie) and Jessica Lang (as Big Edie) and Jeanne Tripplehorn (as Jackie Kennedy Onassis). This sad but true tale is "based on the life stories of the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Kennedy (both named Edith Bouvier Beale aka "Big and Little Edie") raised as Park Avenue d├ębutantes but who withdrew from New York society, taking shelter at their Long Island summer home, "Grey Gardens." As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home, and Jackie swooped in to save her relatives." ~ Anonymous

This is a rendition of the original 1975 documentary (that originally brought the ladies out of seclusion and made them catapult to cult icons status. The wildly acclaimed musical rendition (which ran from November 2, 2006 to July 29, 2007) featured Christine Ebersole (Lil Edie), Mary Louise Wilson (Big Edie) and John McMartin (J.V. "Major" Bouvier / Norman Vincent Peale).

It is still unclear if this will be direct to T.V. or may see it's day on the silver screen. A tentative 2009 release has been announced.

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