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LOL Grey Gardens

Last week, The New York Times posted a slide show of the interior of Grey Gardens, photographed in 1979, just after it was sold. We've captioned them with Edie-isms, LOL style.

Big Edie died in 1977, and shortly after, Little Edie put the estate on the market for $220,000. She turned down many offers, and finally sold it to journalists Sally Quinn and Benjamin Bradlee on the condition that they not tear the house down, and instead, restore it to its original condition. Mr. Bradlee said, "I wasn't sure I wanted to buy the house. There were 52 dead cats in it, and funeral arrangements had to be made for each one." (You can see what the grounds look like now, here.)

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Inside Grey Gardens [NYT]
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stacyinbean

I think the captions capture the Edie's perfectly, and I don't think it's mocking in any way. These women were as eccentric as they come and it is rare to come across that these days. I think Little Edie would have loved this.