Category Archives: Grey Gardens

June 09

LETTERS FROM LITTLE EDIE BEALE: “SPANS A TIME PERIOD NO ONE ELSE HAS”

Walter Newkirk’s friendship with Little Edie Beale of Grey Gardens fame spanned decades.  He is now selling the 100+ letters they exchanged during their friendship – possibly through a fancy-pants auction house – and gave TheBPlot the scoop… TBP:  How did you befriend Little Edie? Walter:  I saw the film “Grey Gardens” for the first time with Pat Loud […]

HISTORIAN TALKS “LITTLE EDIE” AT SHOWROOM SCREENING

“Grey Gardens” historian and thirty-year friend of Little Edie, Walter Newkirk talked everything Edie and more to an enthusiastic crowd at The Showroom in Asbury Park, Sunday.  The Showroom- the best morphing of cushy living room, high-tech media room and fancy-pants big-screen cinema -also screened HBO’s Emmy-winning film, “Grey Gardens.”   After the event, Walter took a moment to speak dish […]

“GREY GARDENS” HISTORIAN TALKS LITTLE EDIE

The HBO film “Grey Gardens” won six Emmy awards thanks, in part to one of the contributing researchers noted for the film, “Grey Gardens” historian and author Walter Newkirk – friends with Little Edie for more than three decades.  She trusted few and allowed fewer into her life as she did Walter.  In anticipation of Walter’s […]

FIRST LOOK: NEW “LITTLE EDIE” BOOK SLATED FOR PUBLICATION FALL 09

TheBPlot has exclusive news about a new book, “Letters of Little Edie Beale:  Grey Gardens and Beyond” (Authorhouse) slated for publication Fall 2009, that reveals never-before-published personal letters from Little Edie, her commentary on the world and her family and more by noted “Grey Gardens” historian, Walter Newkirk.    The first scoop and look about the book below.  An exclusive preview is […]

PRIDE WITH LITTLE EDIE

The final in the Coaster’s exclusive three-part interview (Click here: Part 1, Part 2) with Bouvier Beale – grandson of Big Edie and Nephew of Little Edie of “Grey Gardens” – reveals how gay icon Little Edie remained inspired, prideful and dignified through various obstacles. TBP: What should we all learn from your Aunt, Little […]

MORE INSIDE STORY ABOUT GREY GARDENS

MORE GREY GARDENS INSIDE STORY… TBP: Your relative, John Davis, says he witnessed Little Edie climbing a tree and then burning her hair off, after a failed romance. What is the real story about Little Edie’s hair? Bouvier: We never heard the story about Edie’s hair burning. We understood her to have Alopecia. TBP: How […]

LITTLE EDIE AFTER “GREY GARDENS”

So Major Summer 2009 kick-off continues with Part Two (click here for Part One) of my exclusive interview with Bouvier Beale Jr., first grandson of iconic Grey Gardens’ Big Edie and nephew of Little Edie – two women who loved the beach and sea as much as any dedicated Asbury Park-er.  This week exclusive only […]

MEMORIAL DAY WITH LITTLE EDIE

The premier of summer is a great opportunity to talk about my favorite documentary, “Grey Gardens” – first released in 1976 exposing the lives of aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” respectively who lived in squalor and isolation for decades in the oceanside, formerly golden, 28-room mansion […]