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Edith Beale of Grey Gardens. Weird, I know, but strangely inspirational. #edithbeale #greygardens

Sally Quinn on Buying Grey Gardens: ‘You Had to Have Flea Collars On’

The Real Women of 'Grey Gardens'. Little Edie and Big Edie (mother and dtr.) lived at Grey Gardens in increasing squalor for over 50 years. A documentary was made about them in Big Edie was Jackie Onassis' aunt.

Edith Bouvier "Little Edie" Beale (1917 - 2002) Born Nov. 7, 1917, Died Jan. 14, 2002, Socialite, fashion model and cabaret performer.

Beautiful picture of Little Edie Beale. Edith Bouvier Beale was an American socialite, fashion model and cabaret performer. She was a first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill.

I'm slightly obsessed little Edie: “We’ve had 300 cats altogether. Now we have twelve. It’s true about old maids, they don’t need men if they have cats.”

Little Edie Beale: The Ultimate Recessionista

Little Edie & Big Edie in the Maysles 1975 documentary Grey Gardens

Let It Go Are we becoming a nation of hoarders? ~ Little Edie Beale in Grey Gardens, the home she shared with her mother, in 1972.

Let It Go

Let It Go: Are We Becoming a Nation of Hoarders? by Joan Acocella, featured in The New Yorker, December 2014 issue.

"Grey Gardens in East Hampton after a lifetime of neglect by Big Edie and Little Edie Beale." - If you haven't seen the documentary "Grey Gardens", I recommend you do.  They truly are the saddest members of the Bouvier family.

"Grey Gardens in East Hampton after a lifetime of neglect by Big Edie and Little Edie Beale." - If you haven't seen the documentary "Grey Gardens", I recommend you do. They truly were the most interesting members of the Bouvier family.

photo of Big Edie amid the decay of the house, with a portrait of her younger self looking on.

Grey Gardens: Photo of "Big Edie" Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale amid the decay of the house, with a portrait of her younger self looking on.

Little edie

Little Edie applying make-up at Grey Gardens, american docu/film absorbing stuff american aristocrcy decaying just like the brits eccentric and awesome beautifully filmed

Little Edie in all her fabulous glory! 1977                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Little Edie Beale, photographed outside Grey Gardens in the Cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy

Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale here in 1979, the year she sold Grey Gardens to Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn for $220,000.

Vintage Hamptons

Edith “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale here in the year she sold Grey Gardens…

Tour East Hamptons Legendary Grey Gardens Residence - Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - June 2012 - Hamptons

Tour East Hamptons Legendary Grey Gardens Residence

Grey Gardens - Hamptons Cottages & Gardens - Second-floor landing features a Cowtan & Tout striped wallpaper, plus simple coir matting on the floor.

Grey Gardens movie poster and the home with Jackie Kennedy's aunt, Edith Bouvier Beale, and her daughter, known as "Little Edie," who were living together in this broken-down family mansion in East Hampton.  In 2009 the HBO movie "Gray Gardens" told the story. Shown as it was in 1973.

A New House Built to Look Like Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens movie poster and the home of Edith Bouvier Beale, and her daughter, known as "Little Edie," who were living together in this broken-down family mansion in East Hampton. In 2009 the HBO movie "Grey Gardens" told their story.

Shelved Dolls: Little Edie Beale - What Went Wrong? Page 2 of 10 TheGloss

On "Big Edie" Beale's death bed her daughter "Little Edie" asked her if there was anything she wanted to say. According to Little Edie she replied "There's