Sunday, September 24, 2006

For Those "Grey Gardens" Fans Out There

TCM Premieres Documentary Grey Gardens October 29 to Coincide with Broadway Debut

Documentary to Include New Commentary from Christine Ebersole and Mary Louise Wilson
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) unveils an intimate portrait of two indomitable individuals, Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter "Little" Edie in David and Albert Maysles'legendary 1975 documentary Grey Gardens airing Sunday, October 29, at 8 p.m. ET. The TCM premiere coincides with the Broadway debut of the Grey Gardens musical on Nov. 2 starring Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole and Tony Award nominee Mary Louise Wilson. Additionally,TCM will supplement the documentary with Robert Osborne interviewing both Ebersole and Wilson prior to and concluding the film.

Grey Gardens showcases the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
who were once among the brightest names in the pre-Camelot social register but became
East Hampton's most notorious recluses that thrived together amid the decay and disorder of their dilapidated 28-room mansion. Grey Gardens records the Beales' real lives from mother and daughter quarrelling to the ruined estate crawling with cats and fleas.

Grey Gardens is a Maysles Films Inc. production directed by David Maysles, Albert
Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, and associate produced by Susan Froemke.


And here's a song from the musical (thanx to Brian for bringing it to my attention a couple of weeks ago):