Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'm really surprised that in all the coverage of Grey Gardens recently, I don't remember hearing about Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens: A Life in Pictures. After Edie's death, her niece Eva Marie Beale compiled family photographs, poetry, letters, sketches and more for the only family sponsored book. It was "conceived a with a deep dedication, understanding, and personal connection" mostly in an attempt to introduce the world the beauty of Edie's early gilded life instead of just the later squalor. With a foreword by Peter Beard and beautiful photos, I too think I would rather remember Edith Bouvier Beale in this manner and look forward to ordering this loving tribute.