The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens

The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens

A Memoir of the Beales, the Maysles Brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy

Book - 2018 | First Querelle Press edition.
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The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens is Jerry Torre's touching and at times haunting memoir about his days as caretaker of Grey Gardens, the now-celebrated mansion chronicled in the iconic documentary Grey Gardens and two feature-length films. What begins as a teenager coming upon what he assumed was an old, abandoned house takes on new dimensions when suddenly Edie Beale appears on the porch draped in a shower curtain with an apron tied around her head. "You must be the Marble Faun," she tells a stunned Jerry. Rather than chasing him away as he at first feared, she invites Jerry to meet her mother upstairs. So begins a strange and unusually close friendship with the two women. The book, co-written with film historian Tony Maietta, is a behind-the-scenes look at "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" and their bizarre and reclusive life of squalor amidst the tremendous wealth of East Hampton, the family bond that developed between Jerry and them, and the day everything was turned upside down forever with the arrival of documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles--back cover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Querelle Press, 2018.
Edition: First Querelle Press edition.
ISBN: 9780999517703
Branch Call Number: 974.725 TORRE
Characteristics: 242 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Maietta, Tony


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