Monday, April 20, 2009

East Hampton

I was skeptical, but production designer Kalina Inavov didn't disappoint. The sets of HBO's Grey Gardens were stunning, and served as the perfectly appointed backdrop for incredibly well dressed characters...well, sometimes.

I've long been a fan of Grey Gardens, and wasn't sure of what I thought about the making of a movie... especially one staring Drew Barrymore. The movie was - good. Jessica Lange, who I honestly didn't really know, did a fantastic job of portraying Big Edie Beale. It's hard to believe that she's 60! She was stunningly beautiful, when appropriate, and painfully depressing at times. Drew Barrymore gave a typically Drew Barrymore performance despite apparently studying harder for this role than any other. The most impressively played role in the film was that of the house as portrayed by Kalina Ivanov.

The following images are from a comprehensive Grey Gardens fan site; Grey Gardens News


  1. I have to agree -it was....good. It was cleverly written but the entire thing felt very 'made for tv'. Plus, even though Drew got the dialect down so well and I think deserves an emmy nod - i could never forget it was 'her'. She never lost herself and truly became little edie -she was always Drew. That was disappointing -or maybe I was just expecting too much?? The house was charming though!

  2. I don't have HBO and I am dying a little on the inside every day that passes without me seeing it.....but luckily someone is recording it for us! :) The interiors look amazing!

  3. I love GG but I don't currently have HBO, so as usual I will live my life vicariously through you. Maybe I will watch it in the winter!