Thursday, October 8, 2009

Coat Cousins

 photo: 1960s Brown Double Breasted Faux Fur Coat

Yesterday, I set off to Jersey City to see what was new in the thrift shop circuit. One of the best items I came across was a heavy plush coat that felt like a close relative to the one Little Edie Beale wore on the poster for the Grey Gardens documentary.  It's probably a second cousin or aunt to the actual coat she's wearing. The one I found is faux fur, double breasted, & more 60s. Maybe it's in the collar that there is a family resemblence. Anyway, I couldn't help but think of Little Edie when I saw this hanging between two long leather trenches. By weird coincidence, I checked the mail after my morning shopping trek & Grey Gardens was waiting for me via netflix. I'm not sure why, but for some reason it kept getting pushed down the line in my netflix que & finally resurfaced to the top. I only wish it had arrived sooner. What a remarkable story. Have you seen it before? What did you think of their story? I wanted to see the original  before I put on the HBO version. So far I've seen it three times since yesterday evening.


Photos: Grey Gardens 1975 
Above: Film Still
Below: Movie Poster


  1. grey gardens is one of my favorite docs! the maysles brothers are incredible storytellers. the coat you found is wonderful, i am hoping i will find something similar someday soon!

  2. I still haven't seen this movie ... I have a hard time gaining control of the television with three boys and a husband to battle with...