Edie Beale Photographs » Edie Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, and Lois Wright in 1962

7 Responses to “Edie Beale, Edith Bouvier Beale, and Lois Wright in 1962”

  1. 1 troy
    October 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    the person with the mental problems was the son!how can he have been so out of touch with his mother and sis?any realman would not let their mother live like that!!!

  2. 2 Rainbow Gardens
    April 17, 2010 at 11:49 am


    I love your reply and the final Byron quote applies to sooooo many of us, esp. me! – thank you for reminding us that we all fit in somewhere and that in essence we are all normal, including the two lovely Edies.

    Big hugs and kind wishes from my Rainbow Garden to yours :o)

  3. 3 baglady
    March 31, 2010 at 1:08 am

    @ Julz…calm down……..

    Marie WAS showing insight…her OWN insight…

    did Edie have mental & emotional problems???

    possibly…she was certainly unstable at times emotionally…& was a little different than the ‘norm’ (whatever that is!!) which is what we love about her of course…she stays true to herself throughout her life no matter what!! i adore her but it takes one to know one…I too am a ‘staunch’ character & have had my share of mood swings & battles with ppl along the way.

    but to quote Byron…
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet & unagitated life would have suited me – yet sometimes i long for it’.

  4. 4 Karen
    February 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I myself have recently watched the movie Grey Gardens. It has made me want to learn all I can about these women. For some reason, I’m fascinated with their story. Does anyone have any reading suggestions for me?

    • 5 snobographer
      July 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      Check out the original documentary. I think it was made back in 1976 or so – mid-70s. It does a lot more exposition on how the Beales ended up in that situation.

  5. 6 julz
    February 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    mental problems? who the hell said she had mental problems? i think she coped VERY well w/a life that was pretty much foisted upon here. she was eccentric (due to that life) and outspoken, NOT crazy! jesus. have some insight, will ya?

  6. January 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I never knew anything about Edith Jr. And I just finished watching the movie about her and her Mother. Greygardens. It was a great movie It really affected me. She led such a sad life. Drew Barrymore should get an award for her acting role. She looked exactly like Edith and the movie stimulated me to want to know more about their lives. It is a shame she had such mental and emotional problems.

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