Ana Bozicevic portrays Edith ‘Little Edie’ Bouvier Beale in Long Island, NY. Miller Oberman appears as The Marble Faun. Kerry Carnahan refuses to play Mother Bouvier. Amy King documents a haphazard situation. Check out the house; it’s for real.
The Real Edie Bouvier Beale (below)
Interest in the Beales’ story has produced a variety of publishing and media projects. These include:
- the original 1975 Mayles brothers’ documentary, Grey Gardens
- Ghosts of Grey Gardens, a 2005 documentary directed by Liliana Greenfield-Sanders, about Grey Gardens’ continuing legacy
- An off-Broadway musical Grey Gardens — A New Musical debuted in March 2006 starring Christine Ebersole, and played on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre from November 2, 2006 thru July 28, 2007 for 300+ performances. “Little Edie” was portrayed by actress Sara Gettelfinger (off-broadway) On Broadway, the character was played by Erin Davies. The female leads Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson both won Tony Awards.
- The Beales of Grey Gardens, a 2006 documentary using unscreened footage shot for the original.
- The Beales: Grey Gardens Revisited
- My Life at Grey Gardens, a book by Lois Wright, who made a brief appearance in the original documentary.
- Grey Gardens: From East Hampton to Broadway, a documentary by Albert Mayles about the making of the musical Grey Gardens
- Edith Bouvier Beale: A Life In Pictures, a book by Eva Beale, the executor of her estate, making use of a diary, letters, poetry, and photographs from the estate. (link below)
- Grey Gardens, a film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, scheduled for release in 2008.
- Grey Gardens is the subject of a song by Rufus Wainwright.
- Two spreads in Vogue have been dedicated to Edie’s unique style.
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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.