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The Resource The marble faun of Grey Gardens : a memoir of the Beales, the Maysles brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy, Jerry Torre and Tony Maietta ; introduction by Albert Maysles

The marble faun of Grey Gardens : a memoir of the Beales, the Maysles brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy, Jerry Torre and Tony Maietta ; introduction by Albert Maysles

Label
The marble faun of Grey Gardens : a memoir of the Beales, the Maysles brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy
Title
The marble faun of Grey Gardens
Title remainder
a memoir of the Beales, the Maysles brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Torre and Tony Maietta ; introduction by Albert Maysles
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CNEDM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Torre, Gerard Joseph
Dewey number
974.7/25043092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Maietta, Tony
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Torre, Gerard Joseph
  • Beale, Edith Bouvier
  • Beale, Edie
  • Dwellings
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Recluses
  • Documentary films
  • East Hampton (N.Y.)
  • Grey Gardens (East Hampton, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The marble faun of Grey Gardens : a memoir of the Beales, the Maysles brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy, Jerry Torre and Tony Maietta ; introduction by Albert Maysles
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Life in Another Garden -- Entering the Garden -- Tending the Garden -- Cameras in the Garden -- Leaving the Garden -- Life Outside of the Garden -- Once More into the Garden
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Querelle Press edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780999517703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1035645771
  • (OCoLC)1035645771
Label
The marble faun of Grey Gardens : a memoir of the Beales, the Maysles brothers, and Jacqueline Kennedy, Jerry Torre and Tony Maietta ; introduction by Albert Maysles
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Prologue -- Life in Another Garden -- Entering the Garden -- Tending the Garden -- Cameras in the Garden -- Leaving the Garden -- Life Outside of the Garden -- Once More into the Garden
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Querelle Press edition.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780999517703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1035645771
  • (OCoLC)1035645771

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