"You know what [Gould] used to do to Mother? They used to go on these funny fad diets. And the latest thing they did— I didn’t think I’d have my mother much longer. She was climbing a dune on lemon juice and water in the middle of winter. This was January in East Hampton. I said 'This is it! Well, that's the end. I won't see her again.' I’ll never forget that one. Never.” -Edie Beale
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.