In 1975 filmmaking brothers Albert and David Maysles went to the Hamptons to document a reclusive mother and daughter living in a dilapidated mansion called Grey Gardens. Spending six weeks with Big Edie and Little Edie Beale they witnessed the secret world the former singer and dancer (as well as aunt and cousin of first lady Jaqueline Kennedy) created for themselves on the lush property. Letting the women speak for themselves, they unselfconsciously share their ideas, style and history with the filmmakers. The film has been an aesthetic and style inspiration ever since.


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