Edith Bouvier Beale - Little Edie of Grey Gardens and first cousin to Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Edith Bouvier Beale - Little Edie of Grey Gardens and first cousin to Jackie Kennedy Onassis

Edie and Spot II, the summer she was badgered by Big Edie to return home to Grey Gardens, 1952. Big Edie took this photo, she loved to cast a shadow!

Edie and Spot II, the summer she was badgered by Big Edie to return home to Grey Gardens, 1952. Big Edie took this photo, she loved to cast a shadow!

“The last time I saw Little Edie was the week before Christmas, when she invited us out to take pictures. Prepared as though for her stage debut, garbed in black net and flashy reds and heavily perfumed, she swept out the door in grand theatrical fashion.”  -Gail Sheehy, “The Secret of Grey Gardens”.

“The last time I saw Little Edie was the week before Christmas, when she invited us out to take pictures. Prepared as though for her stage debut, garbed in black net and flashy reds and heavily perfumed, she swept out the door in grand theatrical fashion.” -Gail Sheehy, “The Secret of Grey Gardens”.

1975 - After the big clean up - the yellow bedroom where most of the action in the Maysles' documentary took place. The two ate, lived, and slept here. To Edie’s left you can see the hot plate on her bed where she made her meals. Big Edie shows herself as a beautiful debutante in the picture.

1975 - After the big clean up - the yellow bedroom where most of the action in the Maysles' documentary took place. The two ate, lived, and slept here. To Edie’s left you can see the hot plate on her bed where she made her meals. Big Edie shows herself as a beautiful debutante in the picture.

Edie was a prolific poet and even her recently published diary, written when she was 11, shows she had an inherent gift for arranging the written word. I admire Edie's devotion to using poetry writing as her creative outlet and I find her verses inspiring and beautiful. #styleicon #modcloth

Edie was a prolific poet and even her recently published diary, written when she was 11, shows she had an inherent gift for arranging the written word. I admire Edie's devotion to using poetry writing as her creative outlet and I find her verses inspiring and beautiful. #styleicon #modcloth

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