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Production & Marketing:
Independent Minds: Grey Gardens


1. Program - Part I - Riches (18:49)
2. Program - Part II - Rags & the Maysles Doc (18:07)
3. Program - Part III - Legacy & HBO film (18:26)


to carry Grey Gardens this April

Grey Gardens, the decayed East Hampton mansion of "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale, stood in stark contrast to the Camelot of their Kennedy cousins. In 1975, filmmaker Albert Maysles captured the daily lives of the mother-daughter pair in their home overrun with fleas and stray cats as they revealed their elite past lives. Their eccentric philosophies, fashion sensibilities and idiosyncrasies relationship have captivated journalists, producers and a general audience for years after. Their story will be remade into a movie by HBO films, releasing this April.

Independent Minds: Grey Gardens revisits the cultural legacy of these women living outside of their high society birthright.

In this hour-long radio documentary, host David D'Arcy explores the lasting influence and mythos of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale through the eyes of the original filmmaker Albert Maysles, editor Susan Froemke and co-producer Muffie Meyer; journalist Gail Sheehy; fashion editor Bill Norwich; the new film's director Michael Sucsy with dramatic sequences including Drew Barrymore as Little Edie and Jessica Lange as Big Edie.


(Albert Maysles)

For more information on the Edies, Albert Maysles, the upcoming film and more, visit the following links:

-Maysles Films

-HBO film 'Grey Gardens'

-Grey Gardens book (edited by Sara and Rebekah Maysles)

-Grey Gardens (Maysles, 1975): -original trailer


Radio program available for broadcast starting 4/1/09

This program will be distributed through PRX.ORG, Content Depot or by CD upon request starting March 31.

For more information, contact Matthew Long-Middleton at Murray Street <mlm@murraystreet.com>

Support for this program comes from HBO--presenting "Grey Gardens"beginning April 18. Visit HBO.com to learn more about the HBO feature "Grey Gardens ."

Writer/ producer/ host David D'Arcy is a journalist and critic who has been covering the cultural scene for NPR for almost 20 years. He is a frequent commentator on the arts for the BBC Radio program, "Front Row," and a correspondent for London's "The Art Newspaper."


Senior editor Ben Shapiro is an award-winning radio and television producer, editor, and program consultant, whose work has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.

Senior producer Steve Rathe is the honored creator of NPR's Jazz Alive, Future Forward, HEAT with John Hockenberry, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Independent Minds series.


Executive producer Matthew Glass is CEO and chairman of Grand Central Marketing, who brings nearly 25 years of marketing experience to creating integrated promotional campaigns and developing strategic partnerships for clients.


INDEPENDENT MINDS: Grey Gardens is an hour-long special.


Listener Inquiries/Comments: Independent Minds: Grey Gardens, 69 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007
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