History Film / GreyGardens

7th Dec '16 1:52:31 PM Ezclee4050
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* IWasQuiteALooker:
** Little Edie's society nickname was "Body Beautiful Beale", and looking at her [[http://laurenfenton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/little-edie-757679.jpg old photos]], it's [[http://fourthfloorwalkup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/grey-gardens-young-lil-e.jpg easy to see why]].
** In one scene she shows the filmmakers old photos of her modeling swimsuits, looking extremely attractive.
** Big Edie was a lovely woman too, judging by her portraits.

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* IWasQuiteALooker:
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IWasQuiteALooker: Not for nothing did Creator/JessicaLange and Creator/DrewBarrymore play the Beales in the HBO movie, since the old photographs shown throughout the documentary make it clear that they both were lovely in their younger days. Little Edie's society nickname was "Body Beautiful Beale", and looking at her it's [[http://laurenfenton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/little-edie-757679.jpg old photos]], it's [[http://fourthfloorwalkup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/grey-gardens-young-lil-e.jpg easy to see why]].
** In one scene she shows the filmmakers old photos of her
why]]. She did some modeling swimsuits, looking extremely attractive.
** Big Edie was a lovely woman too, judging by her portraits.
work as well.
30th Nov '16 2:34:11 PM Ezclee4050
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* IsntItIronic: Big Edie singing "Tea for Two", with its idyllic portrait of domestic bliss darkly echoing the Beales' current situation.
--> ''No friends or relations''
--> ''On weekend vacations''
30th Nov '16 2:07:56 PM Ezclee4050
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* ManChild: Little Edie is childlike to the point of some people suspecting arrested development.



* VitriolicBestBuds: For all their squabbling, they clearly adore one another.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: For all their squabbling, they clearly adore one another.another.
* [[ManChild Woman Child]]: Little Edie is childlike to the point of some people suspecting arrested development.
30th Nov '16 2:03:52 PM Ezclee4050
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* AgeInappropriateDress: What, a swimsuit and fishnet tights isn't a respectable outfit for someone pushing 60?

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* AgeInappropriateDress: What, a swimsuit and fishnet tights isn't a respectable outfit for someone pushing 60?60? How about a strapless top for someone pushing ''80''? Also, neither Edie seems to be interested in wearing a bra.
29th Nov '16 11:07:07 PM Ezclee4050
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* CreatorCameo: The Maysles brothers appear several times, mainly as reflections in mirrors that happen to be in the shot. The Beales also talk to them and refer to them by name from time to time.
9th Mar '15 8:41:57 PM CaptEquinox
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** Big Edie was a lovely woman too, judging by her portraits.
7th Sep '14 7:31:07 AM nelec
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HBO made a dramatic film about the Beales, also titled ''Grey Gardens'' starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A Broadway musical of the same name also opened in 2006, winning a Tony award.

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HBO made a dramatic film about the Beales, also titled ''Grey Gardens'' starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.Creator/JessicaLange. A Broadway musical of the same name also opened in 2006, winning a Tony award.
28th May '14 9:37:49 AM gallium
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** The scene where they look over old photos of Little Edie modeling swimsuits and looking exceptionally attractive stands out.

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** The In one scene where they look over she shows the filmmakers old photos of Little Edie her modeling swimsuits and swimsuits, looking exceptionally attractive stands out.extremely attractive.



** Big Edie in particular. Little Edie normally looks tidier and cleaner and keeps her side of their shared bedroom neater.

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** Big Edie in particular.particular, as she lays on a mattress covered in garbage and filth. Little Edie normally looks tidier and cleaner and keeps her side of their shared bedroom neater.
28th May '14 9:35:51 AM gallium
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* {{Handyman}}: "The Marble Faun", Jerry Torre, the teenaged handyman who is the only person who regulary visits the Beales. Little Edie thinks that Jerry wants sex with her and also is terrified at the prospect that he might move in and become a companion to Big Edie. Torre, who was [[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/03/06/060306ta_talk_green gay]], never did move into the house. He surfaced thirty-odd years later, working as a cab driver in New York City.

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* {{Handyman}}: HandyMan: "The Marble Faun", Jerry Torre, the teenaged handyman who is the only person who regulary visits the Beales. Little Edie thinks that Jerry wants sex with her and also is terrified at the prospect that he might move in and become a companion to Big Edie. Torre, who was [[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/03/06/060306ta_talk_green gay]], never did move into the house. He surfaced thirty-odd years later, working as a cab driver in New York City.
28th May '14 6:47:09 AM gallium
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As a result of its cult status, an HBO film of the Beale's lives was made, starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A Broadway musical of the same name also opened in 2006, winning a Tony award.

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As a result Big Edie died in 1977 at the age of its cult status, an HBO 81, four years after the film of was shot and the Beale's lives year after ''Grey Gardens'' was made, released in theatres. Little Edie sold the house in 1979 to ''Washington Post'' owner Ben Bradlee and his wife Sally Quinn, on the condition that it not be torn down. The house was extensively remodeled and still stands today. Little Edie lived in New York City, Florida, and elsewhere before her death in Florida in 2002 at the age of 84.

HBO made a dramatic film about the Beales, also titled ''Grey Gardens''
starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A Broadway musical of the same name also opened in 2006, winning a Tony award.



* ChristmasCake: Little Edie.



* CrazyCatLady: Could be UrExample. A lot of the fictional cat ladies in various works have been inspired by the Beales.

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* CrazyCatLady: Could be UrExample. A lot of the fictional cat ladies in various works have been inspired by the Beales. The scene where Big Edie matter-of-factly notes that one of the cats is urinating behind her portrait stands out.



-->'''Little Edie''': You can't have your cake and eat it, too in life.
-->'''Big Edie''': Oh, yes, I did. I did, I had my cake, loved it, masticated it, chewed it and had everything I wanted.



* FanDisservice: Big Edie, 78 years old, exposing her breasts for the camera when the tank top that she probably should not be wearing slips off. Of course, as the whole film shows, Big Edie is now several decades past giving a crap.



* {{Handyman}}: "The Marble Faun", Jerry Torre, the teenaged handyman who is the only person who regulary visits the Beales. Little Edie thinks that Jerry wants sex with her and also is terrified at the prospect that he might move in and become a companion to Big Edie. Torre, who was [[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/03/06/060306ta_talk_green gay]], never did move into the house. He surfaced thirty-odd years later, working as a cab driver in New York City.
* IWasQuiteALooker:
** Little Edie's society nickname was "Body Beautiful Beale", and looking at her [[http://laurenfenton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/little-edie-757679.jpg old photos]], it's [[http://fourthfloorwalkup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/grey-gardens-young-lil-e.jpg easy to see why]].
** The scene where they look over old photos of Little Edie modeling swimsuits and looking exceptionally attractive stands out.
* ImpoverishedPatrician: The film does not provide a lot of explanation for how the Beales ended up in their condition, other than mentioning that Big Edie's husband had left her. Big Edie received child support but no alimony. Her father then cut her out of his will, except for a $65,000 trust which was out of her control, leaving her only $300 per month.



* IWasQuiteALooker: Little Edie's society nickname was "Body Beautiful Beale", and looking at her [[http://laurenfenton.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/little-edie-757679.jpg old photos]], it's [[http://fourthfloorwalkup.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/grey-gardens-young-lil-e.jpg easy to see why]].
* ImpoverishedPatrician



* MaidenAunt



* {{Malaproper}}: Big Edie: "My body is a very precious place. It's concentrated ground. "

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* {{Malaproper}}: Big Edie: "My body is a very precious place. It's concentrated ground. "



* NeverBareheaded: Little Edie, who, due to her baldness, wears a series of scarves throughout the movie, and a swimming cap when she goes swimming in the ocean.



* ThePigPen:
** Big Edie in particular. Little Edie normally looks tidier and cleaner and keeps her side of their shared bedroom neater.
** The filthy, dilapidated Grey Gardens is shown as it looked ''after'' Jackie Onassis paid to have it repaired and cleaned up.



* ThePigPen: Big Edie in particular. Little Edie normally looks tidier and cleaner and keeps her side of their shared bedroom neater.
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