Friday, September 26, 2008


I had to post this photo of C because it reminded me so much of Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale of "Grey Gardens" fame. Now that was a documentary! If you don't know the story, the doc chronicles the reclusive lives of mother-daughter duo "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale, aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who holed up in their rundown Hamptons home for years.
It's a sad, tragic story but strangely transfixing and a cult classic, as well. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see the Broadway or Off Broadway incarnation, but I hear they were great. Supposedly, there's a movie in the works starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore as the troubled women.
Let's hope, however, the only similarity between C and "Little Edie" (pictured above with her mother in the background, courtesy of the Maysles Brothers 1975 film) is the swimsuit C's wearing on her head that doubles as a snood. (I just like the word snood.)

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