Such a delight! The rhythm is flawless!
My revolutionary costume from the musical A Chorus Line
The little black kitty really makes the piece!
From Flickr, by Lillian Shippe, on January 15, 2011
Grey Gardens RP: Seasons Hunt
Get your ass on the Seasons Hunt already....gosh.
I swear to god, this looks awesome large.
Turban: rbcg (Pin from Miel, Not from Hunt)
Stole and Dress: &bean
Skybox: True Love Never Dies
Pipe: Kusshon (Not from Hunt)
Skin: Fashionably Dead (Not from Hunt)
Hair: Lamb (Not from Hunt)
Kitten: lolo (Not from Hunt)
Eyelashes: Miasnow Heavily Modified (Not from Hunt)
The first show is tomorrow, February 18!
- Friday, February 18, 2011–7:30 PM
- Saturday, February 19, 2011–7:30 PM
- Sunday, February 20, 2011–3:00 PM
- Friday, February 25, 2011–7:30 PM
- Saturday, February 26, 2011–7:30 PM
- Sunday, February 27, 2011–3:00 PM
This 2007 Tony nominated musical is based on the 1975 documentary about Big Edie & Little Edie Bouvier Beale the eccentric Aunt & first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
Michael, a fan of Grey Gardens recently wrote to Al Maysles, asking about the extra footage not included in Grey Gardens or The Beales of Grey Gardens. The response is vaguely positive!
And, don't forget that the original, pre-raid footage may have resurfaced. Perhaps we'll see that someday too!
From This Very Blog, by Michael Marchello, on February 14, 2011
I have great news! I recently emailed Al Maysles telling him how grateful we are for filming 'Grey Gardens' and the impact it has made on all our lives. I also asked if he planned to make another film along the lines of 'The Beales of Grey Gardens' with the extra footage, and this is what he sent to me:
It's too early to talk about it but there may well be some more Grey Gardens footage to see. But not immediately so please email me often to keep up to date.
Though it might not happen soon, the promise that it will happen at all is enough to keep me excited!
Artist Julia Martin is brilliant, talented, and a fan of Grey Gardens. We saw her paintings back in 2007. Here's your big second chance to get a Grey Gardens painting from her!
Grey Gardens, original painting, 48" x 36", oil on canvas
This piece was inspired by a film still from THE GREATEST DOCUMENTARY EVER MADE! Grey Gardens. This scene reminded me of The Sistine Chapel's Creation of Man panel. You know the one. Here, with he ghost of Little Edie's charmed youth looking down on her with longing... Big Edie holding the mirror just out of Little Edie's reach...I love this painting! It captures the essence of The Edies.
We heard about auditions for Grey Gardens the musical in Chicago Heights, IL. Now, here's a glowing review of the production! "Best Production Ever" may be an exaggeration, as the review doesn't explain why it's the best, but, still, it's nice to see such a positive review!
There is one more weekend to view this production!
From Southtown Star, by Don Snider, on February 10, 2011
Drama Group’s ‘Grey Gardens’ is best production ever
Truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. Take the story of Jackie Kennedy’s relatives, as told in the Drama Group musical “Grey Gardens,” which runs through Feb. 13.
Who would have believed that Jackie, who brought elegance and grace to the White House with president John F. Kennedy, would have come from such a dysfunctional family as the Bouviers?
It was not that well-known at the time, but Jackie’s aunt and cousin were on their way to living as delusional recluses in squalor in a 28-room mansion on New York’s Long Island.
This is all brought to the stage by director J.R. Rose in one of the Drama Group’s best productions ever at the intimate Studio Theatre in Chicago Heights.
The acting is topflight, the voices are simply superb and the production values are worthy of many Equity theaters.
They make it all the more noteworthy since the Drama Group is unpaid, all-volunteer community theater.
The cast mostly includes Drama Group veterans, although a few have been on hiatus.
The play is broken into two eras—1940 in which the Bouviers are among the East Hampton, N.Y.’s social elite and 1973 when the family has been fractured.
Playing Jackie’s aunt Big Edie in 1940 is Lynn Werth. Regina A. Gadotti takes over the character of 1973.
Portraying Jackie’s cousin Little Edie in 1940 is Meghan Falica-Hoyt. Sandi Thielman plays the character in 1973.
These four bring their characters to absolutely believable life.
Most noteworthy among the ensemble are Rick Rapp as J.V. “Major” Bouvier and Nathan Krug as George Gould Strong.
Krug, in only his second Drama Group show, impressed the sell-out audience Saturday night with his portrayal of Big Edie’s “soul mate.” Krug plays his own piano throughout the show.
The sets, lighting and special effects to simulate the mansion in its heyday and then in its ruin are spectacular.
The only major weakness in the play, for some perhaps, is in the script. Because it already alludes to what will happen to the estate, the first half drags in anticipation of the second act.
But there are so many unanswered questions about the 33 years between the eras and their aftermath that they likely will have much of the audience Googling the Web sites for the “rest” of the story.
And they will find, that yes, truth is stranger than fiction.
Such a delightful image! The raccoon is especially precious.
From eBay, by Steve Cummings
Grey Gardens Limited Ed. Poster Print by Steve Cummings
Up for auction is a 11"x17" limited edition poster print of my oil pastel work entitled "Big Edie and Little Edie," the subjects of the acclaimed documentary, HBO biopic and Broadway musical entitled GREY GARDENS. This is a must for all hardcore fans at a reasonable price. Image itself is 11"x14" and underneath is a 3" border in which I will sign, date, and number the print. First bidder gets the lowest available number out of 200. Poster will come rolled in a mailing tube. Paper is glossy, 80lb stock.
Grey Gardens is really inspiring everyone these days!
From YouTube, by fpblog, on April 26, 2010
Grey Gardens — Behind the Scenes Photography Tutorial
Behind the Scenes of Melissa Rodwell's Fashion Photography Shoot for Genlux Spring 2010.
Brought to you by: http://www.fashionphotographyblog.com
Music by Composer: Proyecto Oniric - "La Fragile Mort" http://www.proyectooniric.com
Video by: John Waiblinger - http://www.youtube.com/user/jwaiblinger
Photography by: Melissa Rodwell http://www.melissarodwell.com
Styling by: Kelvin Seah
Set Design by: Jamie Dean
Hair: Jason Stanton
Make-up: Sally Wang
It looks like the rate has gone up! In 2009, they were asking $30,000 for one week. The 2011 rate for two weeks, according to the listing, is $135,000!
From Curbed Hamptons, by Ian Ratner, on February 2, 2011
Iconic Grey Gardens Can Be Yours for Two Weeks in August!
The iconic Grey Gardens estate in East Hampton is officially up for rent this summer! The documentary-ready property is currently owned by writer Sally Quinn and her husband, former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. Since buying the place in 1979, the couple kicked out the cats and overhauled the 6,000-square-foot home, even scoring a spread in AD along the way. Over the years, the couple has also successfully rented the place, first for 12 years, and then reportedly again for five years to interior designer Celerie Kemble. But now it's your chance to share in the magic (or something like that) for two weeks in August for a mere $135,000. Drew Barrymore not included.
Enough about its history! Let's get to the real meat of this listing. The shingle-style "cottage," which is listed with Sotheby's Bill Williams, has a total of seven bedrooms throughout the second and third floors and four bathrooms overall. Downstairs is a delightful sun room, a renovated kitchen, and a room for the staff. And sprinkled across the property's grey (yet pretty colorful) gardens are all sorts of unique amenities, including a thatched roof pool house, a clay tennis court, and a gunite pool.
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