Edie Bouvier Beale
Little Edie And Big Edie
“The war, it got worse and worse. Finally, we settled down here. I was down here for, I think, it was two winters, during the war. They had a lot of officers at Montauk, but I couldn’t go to any of the dances because Mother had eye trouble and she wouldn’t let me out. The war just passed me by. Of course, I was the pin-up girl. I sent all my pictures to Okinawa, Saipan - bathing suit pictures. I got letters back telling me how I cheered everybody up.”
Late March brought about Edie visit with Andy Warhol, and on March 29th, they arranged a luncheon at the Russian Tea Room with screenwriter Anita Loos (The Women), and pioneering screen icon Lillian Gish. Arthur Bell from the Village Voice accompanied the women and documented it in his column. At an adjacent table, Maysles Films employees sat quietly and tried to hear every word. The young filmmakers knew they were witnessing history in the making.