Jerry Torre and Tony Maietta
Introduction by Albert Maysles
(Querelle Press, 2018)
2019 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST!
The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens is a touching and at times haunting memoir about Jerry Torre's teenage days as caretaker of Grey Gardens, the now-celebrated mansion chronicled in the iconic documentary Grey Gardens and two feature-length films. The book, written by Torre and Tony Maietta, is a behind-the-scenes look at “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” and their bizarre and reclusive life of squalor amidst the tremendous wealth of East Hampton, the family bond that developed between Jerry and them, and the day everything was turned upside down forever with the arrival of documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles.