Thanks b for sending me these.
(sorry steph- i’m adding more to your post…)
The photos are from a NYT slideshow of the Grey Gardens mansion…
A 1975 documentary captured the eccentric lives of Edith Bouvier Beale, known as Big Edie, and her daughter, Little Edie, in Grey Gardens, the filthy, dilapidated mansion they occupied in East Hampton.
Two years after Big Edie died in 1977, Little Edie sold the house to Sally Quinn and Benjamin C. Bradlee, who undertook a massive renovation. These photographs, which have never been seen by the public before, were taken by a photographer hired by Ms. Quinn at the time she and her husband purchased the house, in order to capture the extent of the decay.
Correction: April 20, 2009
A previous version of this slideshow reported that Edith Bouvier Beale died in 1979. She died in 1977 and the house was sold in 1979.
I can’t wait to see Grey Gardens with Drew Barrymore on HBO. Steph, I should come visit you in DC and have a watching party.