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www.pbs.org/independentlens/gr... The 1975 Maysles brothers cult classic Grey Gardens told the story of the eccentric and often humorous mother-daughter relationship between Edith Beale and her daughter Edie—aunt and cousin to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. GREY GARDENS: From East Hampton to Broadway looks at how their lives set the stage for the Maysles film and later the Broadway musical, both of which have impacted the art, entertainment and fashion communities.

In this clip, the musical’s playwright talks about the Beales’s “beautiful damage” and how the Grey Gardens estate’s haunted house feel makes the story universally appealing.

GREY GARDENS: From East Hampton to Broadway premieres Tuesday, December 23 on INDEPENDENT LENS, a weekly series airing on PBS. Hosted by Terrence Howard, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.

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Post Date: December 17, 2008