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Reuters: "Grey Gardens" blooms -- Bouvier recluses revisited

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 7, 2006 at 11:39AM

"Grey Gardens" is in bloom again, 30 years after the documentary film about the reclusive, eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis living in a dilapidated mansion known by that name. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and cousin of the late first lady, come to life on stage in a musical "Grey Gardens" opening on Tuesday for a month's run at a small theater that could lead to Broadway. Even Albert Maysles, 79, who with his late brother David shot the original documentary, is revisiting the subject. The filmmaker has begun pouring over 60 hours of film not used in the 1975 look at an unexpected side of high society to put together a 90-minute DVD companion to the original work. Reuters reports.
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"Grey Gardens" is in bloom again, 30 years after the documentary film about the reclusive, eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis living in a dilapidated mansion known by that name. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and cousin of the late first lady, come to life on stage in a musical "Grey Gardens" opening on Tuesday for a month's run at a small theater that could lead to Broadway. Even Albert Maysles, 79, who with his late brother David shot the original documentary, is revisiting the subject. The filmmaker has begun pouring over 60 hours of film not used in the 1975 look at an unexpected side of high society to put together a 90-minute DVD companion to the original work. Reuters reports.