Signed Copies of Walter Newkirk's 'memoraBEALEia' Available Now
On Saturday, July 19 @ 7pm, The Staten Island GLBT Center on Victory Boulevard in Staten Island welcomed Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia : A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens Mr. Newkirk's book is endorsed by Broadway veterans Scott Frankel, Michael Korie ,Doug Wright, and Christine Ebersole ; of the Tony award winning Grey Gardens musical , Bryan Batt, star of the AMC TV-series MAD MEN, and Tony nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph ( Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie).
The evening featured a screening of the HBO Grey Gardens film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange, a Q & A session following the film with Walter, an expert on all things Grey Gardens. There was also an exhibit of one of a kind and rare Grey Gardens artifacts on display
Mr. Newkirk signed copies of memoraBEALEia book and his CD Little Edie Live! A Visit to Grey Gardens ($20) both on sale at the event. For signed copies of the book and CD, please email firstname.lastname@example.org memoraBEALEia is in the Harvard, Dartmouth and Rutgers University libraries.
Walter Newkirk is also the editor of the book Letters of LIttle Edie Beale: Grey Gardens and Beyond and currently working on a new book THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK due fall 2014.