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Edith Bouvier Beale or Little Edie in a vintage black and white photo outside her family's summer home, Grey Gardens in East Hampton, NY. Edie was a classic beauty, model, and dancer in the 1920s 1930s and 1940s, wearing a white long sleeve sweater with a skinny belt, and long thin neck scarf, and flared khaki colored pants in front of a white picket fence with a dalmation.
Edith Bouvier Beale "Little Edie" 7 November 1917-9 January 2002.Daughter of Phelan Beale (1881-1956) & Edith Ewing Bouvier (1895-1977). American socialite,fashion model & caberet performer.She was a first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassia & Lee Radziwill.She is best known as "Little Edie",one of the subjects of the documentary film Grey Gardens by Albert & David Maysles,detailing life at the East Hampton home.A♥W
The years went by and noone heard about Little Edie and her mother until they suddenly several years later reappeared, headlining the National Enquirer and New York Times no less. Not as the celebutantes as they were remembered, but as hermetic recuses living in a world of their own, in their dilapidated 28-room mansion called Grey Gardens.
The Story of Grey Gardens... This post was supposed to be about a new colour passion of mine- The colour Grey. But it ended up being a post about the fascinating yet very tragic story behind a house called 'Grey Gardens' and the two women living in it..
Portrait of Little Edie Beale by New York artist Ilana Simons. I think this portrait is fantastic.