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Artworks: Grey Gardens

One of the most extraordinary documentary films ever made is Grey Gardens. This was made in 1975 by the brothers David and Albert Maysles.

Grey Gardens achieved cult status because it brought to life two reclusive, eccentric women—a mother and daughter—living in a decaying mansion on Long Island, New York.

Some thirty years later, and after their deaths, Edith Bouvier Beale—Big Edie—and her daughter—Little Edie—became the subject of a Hollywood film with Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, and a Broadway musical, both also called Grey Gardens.

The musical Grey Gardens is being performed for the first time in Australia, at the Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne, and it’s starring two of the most loved and distinguished women of Australian theatre: Nancye Hayes, and Pamela Rabe.

Pamela Rabe as Little Edie| Grey GardensPamela Rabe as Little Edie| Grey Gardens


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