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Quiz: Are You a Big Edie or a Little Edie?

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Maysles Films

There are two kinds of people in the world: Big Edies and Little Edies.

Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale and her mother, Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale lived at Grey Gardens, an East Hampton estate at 3 West End Road. From an aristocratic, wealthy family, the eccentric mother and daughter lived alone in increasing poverty and squalor, mostly ignored by their relations. They became famous in 1975 when a documentary, Grey Gardens, was filmed about their daily lives and their relationship by the Maysles Brothers. The film has subsequently been acclaimed a classic.