A funny little story (with photo!) about the real world of Grey Gardens colliding with the fictional film world of Grey Gardens.
By Kawika/David Crotty, on 29 September 2008
Frances Hayward and Phelan Beale!
Dear Buster Ol Pal,
Pinch me now so I can wake up from this crazy dream! Last night I was assigned to be Frances Hayward's photographer for an event here in LA.
When the publicist called me to confirm, he began to describe who Frances Hayward was to me.
I had to laugh.
Here is a wonderful picture I took of Frances Hayward, who resides in Grey Gardens, and Ken Howard, who is to play Phelan Beale in the upcoming Lang/Barrymore movie adaptation.
They were both attending a gala star studded event in Bel Air California called "Making History Under The Stars: Vote Yes on Prop 2", which raises awareness and funds for stopping the abuse and inhumane treatment of farm animals in the state of California. The night was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres & Portia too.
Guests included Toby MGuire, Buzz Aldrin, Heather Graham, Moby, Matt Grant, Carol Leifer, Hal Sparks...
I spoke to Mr Howard about his experience working on Grey Gardens. He told me he was astonished at both Jessica and Drew's performances.
In closing I must say how fantastic Frances Hayward is. What an honour to have spent some time with her and documenting an important and meaningful event.
Sorry it's so tiny, but it's hot off the press but I simply have to share it ASAP.