05/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Grey Gardens Gets A Makeover

The two Edies have become famous for the way they lived at Grey Gardens -- the squalor of their home was especially striking given that Big Edie was an aunt and Little Edie a first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis -- and they will soon be even better known after being portrayed by Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore in the HBO film.

The house's current owners, who restored it after buying it from Little Edie in 1979, are celebrities themselves: Sally Quinn, the writer and Washington hostess, and her husband, Benjamin C. Bradlee, the former editor of The Washington Post. The couple have taken up residence at Grey Gardens every summer for decades, and have used it to entertain friends like Lauren Bacall and Norman Lear.