I can’t answer this for certain, but I really don’t believe so. Edie said that one excuse the village of East Hampton used to raid Grey Gardens was that they believed the women had drugs, and tore up the upholstery of their furniture looking for it, which the Edies found absolutely ridiculous.
"One of the other problems with the cutting was that these women talked on top of each other all the time, and there was almost no room tone— no silences. As one conversation finished and you wanted to say, bam that’s the end of the scene, the other voice would begin. This made for certain unsolvable problems. So we said, ‘Go back and try to get Edie to repeat this sentence.’ Edie was a pro. She could hear the original recording and then repeat it with the same emotional tone. We never asked her to say something she had not said, but both she and her mother were able to give you a new line that was clean."
Much of it was published in Eva Beale’s Edith Bouvier Beale of Grey Gardens: A Life In Pictures!
I don’t believe it was Big Edie’s, but I don’t know that for certain. The wedding band, much like the now-iconic brooch, was used more-or-less by Edie as a prop— it’s been discussed that she perhaps wore it to symbolize her dedication to her mother and to Grey Gardens, itself. She may very well have continued to wear it later in life, but not with the same consistency as she did during filming.
I’ve posted some of Edie’s original poetry and writing here, and will continue to post more, but I’m not aware of any other place online that does!
Devon’s dances were the club’s main attraction. Held every Saturday night, they stole the show from the Maidstone’s bigger, more formal parties. The sailing crowd was younger and more wilder than the golf and tennis people, and the yacht clubhouse was small enough to produce the intimate confusion of a boite. They packed them in under the rustic wooden rafters at Devon Saturday nights, and the Bouviers were usually there in force. As at the Maidstone by day, the queen of the Bouvier young at Devon those Saturday nights was Little Edie. The envy of her younger cousins, she was going out with J.P. Kennedy, Jr. You couldn’t dance with her for more than twenty seconds at a time. To Jackie, who was just beginning to go out with boys, she was it.
Al: Your eyes look very Loretta Young-ish. Remember her?
Edie: Listen, I was mad about Loretta Young. Until I met her.
Little Edie creates a Valentine for Big Edie, featuring a glamorous portrait of her young mother. c. February, 1930.