Grey Gardens, a 1975 biographical documentary about Edith Bouvier Beale and her middle-aged American socialite daughter, the aunt of Jacqueline Kennedy who live in a large but run-down mansion in New York State.
The film follows their lives closely as they share stories about the experiences of living in East Hampton in the Beale family. The filming of the Grey Gardens was initially shot with Jackie, however, the filmmakers quickly decided that the Beales would be better subjects for the documentary and decided to scrap the project and start again. Director Albert Maysles and his film crew spent six-weeks at the mansion in the fall of 1973 where they mostly lived even though it was very grotty.
Grey Gardens is considered to be one of the best documentaries ever made by various respected institutes including The National Film Registry which has preserved it for it's historical and cultural significance.