Voice 21 – Little Edie Beale

There’s an interesting theory I’ve heard that the best speakers and orators grew up never being told to shut up, and always with a willing ear to listen. From watching the fabulous 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, it seems entirely likely that ex-society girl “little” Edie Beale has spent her entire life with the captive audience of her mother, Edith Bouvier Beale. Needless to say, the result is soothing, if also totally bonkers.

More videos after


“In dealing with me the relatives didn’t know that they were dealing with a staunch character.”


“I’m crazy about horoscopes. I wouldn’t marry anybody they said it wasn’t right. Isn’t that awful?”

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