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The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens

The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens
  • Author : Tony Maietta,Jerry Torre
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  • Release Date :2018-02
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9780999517703
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Summary : The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens is Jerry Torre's touching and at times haunting memoir about his teenage days as caretaker of Grey Gardens, the now-celebrated mansion chronicled in the iconic documentary Grey Gardens and two feature-length films. 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. What begins as a teenager coming upon what he assumed was an old, abandoned house takes on new dimensions when suddenly Edie appears on the porch draped in a shower curtain with an apron tied around her head. "You must be the Marble Faun," she tells the 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 as Jerry takes on the task of volunteer gardener of their estate, often sleeping nights in their living room and staying out of the way of mother-daughter arguments. The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens is Jerry's look back on the filming of Grey Gardens but also how the notoriety the movie achieved changed his life along with the Beales's as their private world is shared with audiences everywhere.

My Life at Grey Gardens, 13 Months and Beyond

My Life at Grey Gardens, 13 Months and Beyond
  • Author : Lois Wright
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1978
  • Total pages :202
  • ISBN :
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Summary : "Lois Wright was a lifelong friend of both 'Big Edie' Bouvier Beale and 'Little Edie', and she went along for the ride when the Beales were immortalized in the 1976 cinema verite documentary Grey Gardens. Most fans of the film--if they know her at all-think of Lois as the silent party guest who gave Big Edie a little index card box. Although her role in the documentary was minimized because it complicated the Maysles' vision of the documentary, Lois played an important role in the Beales' lives, including the little-known fact that she actually lived in the house"--Cover, p. 4.

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens
  • Author : Rebekah Maysles,Sara Maysles,Albert Maysles
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 9780977652365
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Summary : One of the strangest and subtlest films ever made, the Maysles Brothers' 1975 documentary Grey Gardens today boasts as devoted a following as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest or Harold and Maude. Shot at Grey Gardens, the dilapidated East Hamptons mansion of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Beale, aunt and cousin to Jackie Onassis, this classic of cinema verite tracks the Beales' eccentric and sequestered lives - which consist mostly of doing nothing, but with a mesmerizing zest and volubility. Little Edie's magical aphorisms ("Raccoons and cats become a little bit boring," she sighs towards the end of the film, "I mean for too long a time") are gems of unwitting camp, and between her observations, her costumes, the incredibly bizarre mother daughter tensions, the cats, raccoons and the beautiful ruins of Grey Gardens itself, "doing nothing" amounts to everything; indeed, it amounts to a tragicomedy of enormous emotional punch. This eclectic volume offers a myriad of collaged illustrations, photographs, film stills, production notes and other archival materials alongside transcripts of the Beales' own stories and conversations edited from unreleased Grey Gardens sound recordings. Structured to mirror the Maysles' own approach to the world of the Beales, it closely resembles the enchanting clutter of the mansion, a self-contained world littered with mementos and telling ephemera. It also reproduces unpublished photographs by both Albert and David Maysles. With an introduction by Albert Maysles, drawings and illustrations by Albert's daughter, Rebekah Maysles and an appendix with the full transcript of Grey Gardens, as well as an audio CD of sound recordings capturing the Beales at their best, this book is the essential companion to the film and a beautiful testimony to its legacy. The 60-minute CD that comes with the book contains conversations with the Beales and their friends, songs and poetry recited by the two Edies and audio of the Beales during and after watching the film for the first time.

Letters of Little Edie Beale

Letters of Little Edie Beale
  • Author : Walter Newkirk
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  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :92
  • ISBN : 1438939264
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Summary : Letters of Little Edie Beale: Grey Gardens and Beyond, collected and edited by Walter Newkirk, is a sequel to memoraBEALEia: A Private Scrapbook About Little Edie Beale of Grey Gardens. For more information, visit the website www.greygardensbook.com The book has approximately 100 transcripts of the most engaging and entertaining cards and letters written to Walter Newkirk by Edie Beale from 1977-1987 and from 2000 until a few months before Edie's death in 2002. In her letters Edie discusses politics, 9/11, Cher, Elian Gonzalez, the Grey Gardens documentary and musical, Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill, politics, and more. Miss Beale is best known for her participation in Grey Gardens (1976). In the early 1970s, Edie and her mother Edith Bouvier Beale -- cousin and aunt of Mrs. Onassis s - were living in a filthy, crumbling estate called Grey Gardens in East Hampton, NY which was raided by health authorities . The documentary inspired a Broadway musical in 2006 by Doug Wright, Michael Korie and Scott Frankel, which nominated for 10 Tony Awards, and won 3 awards. A "new" Grey Gardens, starring Drew Barrymore as Little Edie and Jessica Lange as Big Edie, was broadcast on HBO during April and May 2009 and is now available on DVD. The film was nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and won the Television Critic's Award for Best Television Movie. On April 22, 1976 Walter Newkirk traveled to Grey Gardens, to interview Edie Beale about t Grey Gardens, for his college newspaper, The Rutgers Daily Targum. Newkirk and Beale kept in touch for several years, by phone and by mail. After and her mother died, Beale moved to New York (1980-1983) and the author escorted her to luncheons, and special events. Little Edie moved to Florida in 1983, and died there in January 2002.

MemoraBEALEia

MemoraBEALEia
  • Author : Walter Newkirk
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :92
  • ISBN : 1434374491
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Summary : A Warrior-Adventurer's Book of Campfire Verse is a fun volume of poetry (free verse, 2,3,and 4 liners, and limited essays) that is filled with adventurous stories in poetic form that will delight both young and old alike. Each poem has an element of truth and moral content. This volume is formatted in very easy to read text. This book has verse about TacomaWashington, war, everyday living, Sasquatch, Unicorns, and real life issues. Truth is stranger than fact.

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens
  • Author : Scott Frankel,Doug Wright,Michael Korie
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :83
  • ISBN : 9780822221814
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Summary : THE STORY: The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses.

Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens

Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens
  • Author : Eva Marie Beale,Anne Verlhac
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9782916954066
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Summary : Conceived by members of the Beale family, this book traces a line from Edie's childhood through her heady days as a young socialite to her later years at Grey Gardens, offering unprecedented access to the personal history of this iconic woman. She is best known for her appearance in the critically acclaimed 1975 film Grey Gardens - a documentary exploring the reclusive lives of Beale and her mother, who were related to Jaqueline Onassis. The film is now a cult classic.

The Ghost of Grey Gardens

The Ghost of Grey Gardens
  • Author : Tania Hagan,Lois Wright
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  • Release Date :2019-07-20
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 9781081689612
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Summary : In the early 1970s, two young filmmaking brothers unloaded their camera and recording equipment on the collapsing front porch of a dilapidated manor in East Hampton. The seemingly abandoned, decaying shell of a once-glorious home belonged to Edith Bouvier Beale. She and her daughter Edie Beale were the aunt and first cousin of former First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.Lois Erdmann Wright was one of only a handful of outsiders allowed into Grey Gardens. During the decades before the documentary, Lois and her mother had formed a close, family-like bond with the Bouvier-Beale women, and Lois learned to overlook the destruction and disarray of the home.For many years, the Beales lived alone in the crumbling estate, physically and financially unable to keep the house up to the codes demanded by the local Board of Health.Lois understood the Beale family. The two Edies were outsiders, trying to eke out a reclusive existence among their haughty, East Hampton neighbors. Surrounded by dozens of cats, raccoons, and piles of trash, Lois found acceptance, security, and unconditional love in the company of Grey Gardens' unlikely inhabitants.She never questioned her dear friends' lives, and they never questioned Lois. Much like the Beale ladies, and the mysterious mansion disintegrating around them, Lois held onto her own secrets, including one impossible rumor that connected her to the Bouvier-Beales in a way she never expected, and would never forget.Nearly a half-century later, the worldwide appeal and fascination with Grey Gardens hasn't dampened. The story has been recreated as a Tony Award winning Broadway musical, as well as a feature length film, and a second documentary.Now, Lois Wright, the "Ghost of Grey Gardens," tells the truth embedded in the cult-classic fable. For the first time ever, Lois recounts her ninety years of life, including the perfectly-imperfect years she spend with the Beales. Featuring never before seen personal photos, documents, and letters, and revealing jaw-dropping facts, this book is a must read for any Grey Gardens fan.

A Book of Secrets

A Book of Secrets
  • Author : Michael Holroyd
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  • Release Date :2011-08-02
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781429969215
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Summary : A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011 On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a place of fantasy and make-believe. The characters that move through Michael Holroyd's new book are destined never to meet, yet the Villa Cimbrone unites them all. A Book of Secrets is a treasure trove of hidden lives, uncelebrated achievements, and family mysteries. With grace and tender imagination, Holroyd brings a company of unknown women into the light. From Alice Keppel, the mistress of both the second Lord Grimthorpe and the Prince of Wales; to Eve Fairfax, a muse of Auguste Rodin; to the novelist Violet Trefusis, the lover of Vita Sackville-West—these women are always on the periphery of the respectable world. Also on the margins is the elusive biographer, who on occasion turns an appraising eye upon himself as part of his investigations in the maze of biography. In A Book of Secrets, Holroyd gives voice to fragile human connections and the mystery of place.

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
  • Author : Edith Wharton
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  • Release Date :2018-03-06
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 1631065041
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Summary : Initially serialized in the Pictorial Review in 1920, The Age of Innocence is a stylistic and intimate portrayal of upper class life in New York City during the Gilded Age. Lawyer and socialite Newland Archer is about to enter a loveless marriage with a well-to-do bride, when her cousin, the exotic Ellen Olenska, enters the picture. Olenska is stuck in a bad marriage with a Polish count, and Archer finds himself in the awkward position of persuading her to save her family’s reputation by staying with her husband, even though Archer himself has fallen in love with her. Combining a romantic tragedy with artful descriptions of aristocratic life in New York City, Edith Wharton’s twelfth novel is now available as an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.

The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage
  • Author : Alan Downs
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  • Release Date :2012-06-05
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 0738215856
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Summary : A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it In The Velvet Rage, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.

The Marble Faun Illustrated

The Marble Faun Illustrated
  • Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Release Date :2020-03-04
  • Total pages :490
  • ISBN :
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Summary : The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, also known by the British title Transformation, was the last of the four major romances by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and was published in 1860. The Marble Faun, written on the eve of the American Civil War, is set in a fantastical Italy. The romance mixes elements of a fable, pastoral, gothic novel, and travel guide.

Why Is Your Name Upside Down?

Why Is Your Name Upside Down?
  • Author : David Oakley
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  • Release Date :2015-02-02
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780990986515
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Summary : Don't do things that people will remember. Do things that people will never forget. Like eating a fishing worm to make a point. Why is Your Name Upside Down? is a collection of hilariously entertaining stories from award-winning creative director David Oakley's adventures in advertising. For over 25 years, David has been creating provocative brand stories and experiences that people want to share. From starting his own agency with the biggest presidential campaign blunder in history to smashing a car with a giant muffin, David's stories are a rollicking good read. These stories go well beyond advice to the young advertising professional. Even people who hate advertising will love learning how to make peace with the "Celine Dion curse," how a ping-pong table bought from a drug dealer can cure your writer's block, and how to deal with a celebrity spokesman who insists on destroying your client's product. If for nothing else, you should read, Why is Your Name Upside Down? just to find out why Oakley is upside down in the BooneOakley logo. At least once a week, someone comes to the front door of the agency to tell us that our sign is upside down. And they want to know why. So David tells them the story. The advertising business is a story telling business. Every day, our job is to tell brand stories. In the form of TV commercials, radio spots, digital content and even billboards. The ads we create are often a story themselves. But behind these ads are a lot more stories. Relationship stories. Sad stories. Happy stories. Funny stories. Dumb stories. This book is a collection of stories that David loves telling. And it's his way of sharing some of the lessons these stories have taught him. So why is his name upside down? Because it gets noticed, it's memorable and people talk about it. At least that's what he tells people. It certainly makes a good story.

Titanic Officers and a Gentleman

Titanic Officers and a Gentleman
  • Author : Ned W. Schillow
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  • Release Date :2018-11
  • Total pages :322
  • ISBN : 9781727502084
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Summary : The lives of eight deck officers and the chairman of the White Star Line were irrevocably changed when the Titanic collided with an iceberg. Four would not survive the night, and the other five could never escape being forever linked to those events which spanned just a few hours.While it is certainly true that their adrenaline-pumped actions of April 14-15, 1912, have become the focal points of their existences, far more can be said about them. Each of these nine men experienced a lifetime of events which are told here: childhoods, apprenticeships, family life, and what may have seemed like the most mundane work routines all contributed to their very essence of being. For those fortunate enough to have survived the sinking, their lives continued with further service linked to the sea, two world wars, personal relationships, and retirement activities.Clearly none of them wished to be defined solely by the Titanic disaster. This presentation of the nine men is a celebration of their fortitude as well as their personal journeys. Certainly life is more than the sum of its parts.

Loch Ness

Loch Ness
  • Author : Adrian Shine
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  • Release Date :2006-01-01
  • Total pages :30
  • ISBN : 9780955311505
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Summary : At the Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, he brought together four decades of research into an objective, revolutionary and award -winning exhibition. Now this book follows that very same story and shows how the world famous legend emerged and how very special environment of Loch Ness contributes some surprising evidence to the debate!

Soul of the Documentary

Soul of the Documentary
  • Author : Ilona Hongisto
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  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :178
  • ISBN : 9789089647559
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Summary : Soul of the Documentary offers a groundbreaking new approach to documentary cinema. Ilona Hongisto stirs current thinking by suggesting that the work of documentary films is not reducible to representing what already exists. By closely reading a diverse body of films--from The Last Bolshevik to Grey Gardens--Hongisto shows how documentary cinema intervenes in the real by framing it and creatively contributes to its perpetual unfolding. The emphasis on framing brings new urgency to the documentary tradition and its objectives, and provokes significant novel possibilities for thinking about the documentary's ethical and political potentials in the contemporary world.

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Author : Oscar Wilde
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  • Release Date :2014-10-26
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9781502992536
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Summary : The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only novel by Oscar Wilde, was first published in 1890. A substantially revised and expanded edition was published in April 1891. For the new edition, Wilde revised the content of the novel's existing chapters, divided the final chapter into two chapters, and created six entirely new additional chapters. Whereas the original edition of the novel contains 13 chapters, the revised edition of the novel contains 20 chapters. The novel tells of a young man named Dorian Gray, the subject of a painting by artist Basil Hallward. Dorian is selected for his remarkable physical beauty, and Basil becomes strongly infatuated with Dorian, believing that his beauty is responsible for a new mode of art. Talking in Basil's garden, Dorian meets Lord Henry Wotton, a friend of Basil's, and becomes enthralled by Lord Henry's world view. Espousing a new kind of hedonism, Lord Henry suggests that the only thing worth pursuing in life is beauty, and the fulfillment of the senses. Realising that one day his beauty will fade, Dorian cries out, wishing that the portrait Basil has painted of him would age rather than himself. Dorian's wish is fulfilled, subsequently plunging him into a sequence of debauched acts. The portrait serves as a reminder of the effect each act has upon his soul, each sin being displayed as a new sign of aging on the portrait. The Picture of Dorian Gray is considered one of the last works of classic gothic horror fiction with a strong Faustian theme. It deals with the artistic movement of the decadents, and homosexuality, both of which caused some controversy when the book was first published. However, in modern times, the book has been referred to as "one of the modern classics of Western literature.

Black Diamonds

Black Diamonds
  • Author : Catherine Bailey
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  • Release Date :2008-03-06
  • Total pages :544
  • ISBN : 0141906006
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Summary : Wentworth is in Yorkshire and was surrounded by 70 collieries employing tens of thousands of men. It is the finest and largest Georgian house in Britain andbelonged to the Fitzwilliam family. It is England's forgotten palace which belonged to Britain's richest aristocrats. Black Diamonds tells the story of its demise: family feuds, forbidden love, class war, and a tragic and violent death played their part. But coal, one of the most emotive issues in twentieth century British politics, lies at its heart. This is the extraordinary story of how the fabric of English society shifted beyond recognition in fifty turbulent years in the twentieth century.

The Sea Is Quiet Tonight

The Sea Is Quiet Tonight
  • Author : Michael H Ward
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  • Release Date :2016-11-01
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN : 9780996710336
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Summary : In this insightful and inspirational memoir, Michael Ward returns to the early years of the AIDS epidemic, when so little was known and so few who were diagnosed survived.

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens
  • Author : Scott Frankel,Doug Wright,Michael Korie
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :83
  • ISBN : 9780822221814
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Summary : THE STORY: The hilarious and heartbreaking story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses.