Series: Fashion in Film
This is part of Feminist March 2020
As part of the Hollywood Theatre’s Feminist March programming, Fashion in Film celebrates 45 years of GREY GARDENS! Host Eden Dawn kicks off this anniversary screening by paying tribute to Little Edie's revolutionary style with trivia, prizes, and more!
Directed by Ellen Hodve, David & Albert Maysles, and Muffie Meyer (but typically only credited to the Maysles, though Hodve & Meyer – as well as Susan Froemke – also edited the film), breakthrough documentary GREY GARDENS (1975) follows Jackie-O’s cousins “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale, one-time queens of high society turned recluses in their ramshackle Long Island estate. Together they sing, share paté with raccoons, and enact daily dramas hinting at a long-brewing battle for control between mother and daughter.
Followed by multiple documentaries and a feature film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, GREY GARDENS made an icon out of Little Edie, a philosopher, astrology enthusiast, and undeniable star desperate to become a showgirl – who, after the film’s release and her mothers’ passing, went on find cabaret stardom in New York and lived the rest of her life adored by devoted fans who fell in love with her on film.
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