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Grey Gardens Hardcover – June 30, 2009
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The layout of this book is in a scrap book fashion with lots of original artwork from the daughters of the Maysles. One gets the feeling from this book, that it was created out of true appreciation for the Beale ladies with no self-centered agenda. This was clearly put together with the fans in mind and they definitely deliver. The Maysles daughters had access to treasures no one else could.
I would highly recommend this for every single Grey Gardens fan out there. It will be a great addition to your collection.
I really loved the beautiful artwork and the colorful pictures, but I was so hoping to see more of the layout of the house or maybe scenes that had not already been seen in the movie. The additional dialogue between the two does give more dimension to the conversations that were filmed.
The immediate disappointment though was when I was purusing the book, the entire color section became unglued from the back binding and now projects from the rest of the book. It's alot of money for cheap binding!!!
The middle section of the book does offer some additional insight about the women, but the entire last half of the book is completely useless: if you have already seen the movie or own the DVD (like I do), there really is no need to read the movie's typewritten transcript - No new information there.
Alot of work went into the book that's for sure. I just hope that my copy doesn't come completely apart from opening the pages!!
I love the drawings and dedication to detail, the references and quotes and dialogue from the film make this book feel like a living breathing experience. I like to take my time with it, and look through a few pages at a time.
This book is wondrous, magical, funny, messy and so much in tandem with the Edies themselves. I think they both would have loved it.
You can't help but like and feel for these two women, little Edie dreamed of being a star and Big Edie wanted to be the center of attention.When the documentary of their life in grey gardens was released they did get the attention and became stars. Noone knew the impact this documentary would have on people when it was released people were fansinated with this mother and daughter relationship. And until this day even though they are long gone fans like myself keep their spirit alive."Cheers!" to The Beales of Grey Gardens, and thanks to everyone involed in the making of their story and this outstanding book. This book is a must have to add to your grey gardens collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fascinating book that clarified much of the movie for me since the conversations that were difficult to understand in the documentary are set down here in writing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Freerangemom
more about the Beales for the true Grey Gardens fans - and a wonderful CD for listening pleasure
Little Eadie sings her original song - "Come Dance with Me"
Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. There are those who find this book to be a disappointment, I on the other hand find it to be a true Grey Gardens gem. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ross F.
Cheaply made & done!!! Can't belive she is a Maysles. I sent it back for refund. GREY GARDENS is incredible though. . .Published 10 months ago by Mas
Although I haven't read the entire book, I can see it provides additional depth into their lives, fascinating. I'm not much of a reader, but this is riveting to me. Read morePublished 10 months ago by C. A. Bergman