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The quiet victory of Mia & the kids Woody left behind
New York Post ^ | 1-8-12 | Maureen Callahan

Posted on 01/09/2012 9:45:17 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

As celebrity scandals go, it’s probably second only to the O.J. trial: Woody Allen leaving Mia Farrow, his girlfriend and muse of 14 years, for her adopted teenage daughter Soon-Yi.

That was way back in 1992, and what was unthinkable then has long since come to pass: Woody Allen has been forgiven by the public at large. His most recent film, “Midnight in Paris,” has made over $56 million at the US box office to date — his highest-grossing film ever. Along with Elaine May and Ethan Coen, he contributed a one-act play to Broadway’s “Relatively Speaking,” which opened this past October. He was recently the subject of a worshipful, two-part “American Masters” special on PBS.

Farrow, meanwhile, largely gave up acting to focus on her humanitarian work, with a special interest in the war-torn regions of Africa. In 2000, she became one of UNICEF’s most prominent ambassadors; in 2008, with a Wall Street Journal op-ed co-authored by her son Ronan, she got Steven Spielberg to step down from the advisory board for the Olympics in Beijing over human-rights abuses.

Today, however, it’s Ronan who’s the star. He is the former couple’s only biological child, and was originally named Satchel; Farrow changed his name after the split, as she did with Dylan, the daughter she and Allen adopted together. (She is now Malone.)

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: allen; divorce; farrow; incest; soonyi

1 posted on 01/09/2012 9:45:22 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Today, however, it’s Ronan who’s the star.

I believe it was Ronan who said he couldn't have a relationship with a man who was both his father and his brother-in-law.

2 posted on 01/09/2012 9:50:11 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

UNICEF’s - UN thief of money


3 posted on 01/09/2012 9:51:27 AM PST by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Farrow, in fact, seems to have spectacularly poor taste in men”

Do we still have that “Understatement of the Year” pool going on here at Free Republic? We may have a winner!


4 posted on 01/09/2012 9:55:53 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Couple of weirdos. Mia is nutty as squirrel poop! I liked “Radio Days” and the wacky Sci=Fi flick. Iwatched the documentary of his tour of Europe with his band, because I enjoy his music. The flick showed that he and Soon-Yi are quite comfortable together. It also showed how strange he is!


5 posted on 01/09/2012 9:58:56 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Mia going from Frank Sinatra to Woody Allen still boggles my mind.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 10:02:25 AM PST by AU72
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To: afraidfortherepublic
My earlier post forgot to give a shout out to good ole Woody

I remember an interview where he was asked why his movies didn't make money in America any more. He said they were “too cerebral.”

From the article:

“Soon-Yi made great strides, she struggled... It’s been reported that she has an IQ of less than 100.”

I'll bet she and Mr. Cerebral have lots to talk about. Young and mentally impaired - way to go Woodman.

7 posted on 01/09/2012 10:03:49 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Rummyfan
When people tried to excuse what Woody Allen did it was Ronan (nee Satchel) whose perspective I would raise...

It was not just dating the adopted daughter of your long time girlfriend - which is scummy enough - it is dating the SISTER of your CHILDREN!

So yes, Ronan said he couldn't have a relationship with a man who is both his father and his brother-in-law. Good for him.

8 posted on 01/09/2012 10:06:01 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: AU72

What boggles my mind is that Frank Sinatra ever saw anything in Mia, and married her.


9 posted on 01/09/2012 10:10:39 AM PST by annieokie
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To: afraidfortherepublic

From his work; we all knew that Woody was a perv.

Soon Yi or later, it becomes confirmed.


10 posted on 01/09/2012 10:12:58 AM PST by cicero2k
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To: afraidfortherepublic

11 posted on 01/09/2012 10:14:51 AM PST by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Interesting article.

An emotionally damaged woman, the child of alcoholics, becomes a compassionate, loyal, hardworking, responsible parent. Perhaps because of all the pain she suffered, with the help of true religion. But somehow she never was able to save herself from making the mistake of bad judgement in men.

I’ve seen it so many times. My guess is she is trying to save them too. You can’t help these people, they will head towards destructive types as unerringly as a compass.

In the case of children, they save them, but as business or romantic partners, disaster.


12 posted on 01/09/2012 10:15:36 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: freedomson

Woof

Yankee capitalist running dog....


13 posted on 01/09/2012 10:21:31 AM PST by y6162
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To: AU72
Mia going from Frank Sinatra to Woody Allen still boggles my mind

It's like having a mind blowing night with a real man and then in the morning turning into a lesbian. What the hell was wrong with her?

14 posted on 01/09/2012 10:24:04 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: freedomson

*yikes*


15 posted on 01/09/2012 10:24:48 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: freedomson

Wow... looks like Soon-Yi lost whatever passed for her youthful beauty.


16 posted on 01/09/2012 10:54:26 AM PST by ScottinVA (Liberal logic: 0bamacare mandate is acceptable... but voter IDs are unconstitutional.)
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From the article:

Farrow put her in private school, and though Soon-Yi made great strides, she struggled: The early trauma she’d suffered resulted in learning disabilities, difficulty socializing and showing affection. It’s been reported that she has an IQ of less than 100.

Woody Allen at 53, beds 21 year old Mia Farrow. And then the daughter with a low IQ and 34 years his junior, Woody Allen beds his step-daughter, Soon-Yi Previn,

And Woody Allen wonders why his movies are not watched ?!?

17 posted on 01/09/2012 10:55:48 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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18 posted on 01/09/2012 11:06:55 AM PST by RC51
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To: Rummyfan

Yes, in fact he said it even better that that.
(fta)
Ronan has had no contact with Woody Allen since the split. “He’s my father married to my sister,” Ronan has said. “That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression . . . I lived with all these adopted children, so they are my family. To say Soon-Yi was not my sister is an insult to all adopted children.”


19 posted on 01/09/2012 11:10:38 AM PST by fml
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To: ScottinVA

Well, you posted exactly what I was thinking. She certainly hasn’t aged well.


20 posted on 01/09/2012 11:36:24 AM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Incest is always so artistic.


21 posted on 01/09/2012 11:39:13 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Blind Eye Jones

So is schtupping a child with an IQ of less than 100. If you treat them right, they can be malleable. s/off


22 posted on 01/09/2012 11:44:51 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: annieokie

No kidding. Years ago when he was with Mia it was rumored that Frank always wanted a “boy”. ;D!


23 posted on 01/09/2012 12:07:38 PM PST by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There’s no doubt that Woody Allen is a little perv. I never understood how directors found it plausible to put him in movies where he was the romantic lead. Oh that’s right. Most of the time, he was the director!!

Saying all of that, every once in a while a Woody Allen project turns out to be a very good movie. Radio Days and The Front are two examples. I think that his latest (Midnight in Paris) falls in that same venue. I recommend it to anyone. Excellent movie. Even when they are poking fun at the tea party and conservatives. It’s done in a tasteful, funny way and not malicious.


24 posted on 01/09/2012 12:20:15 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: I cannot think of a name
way to go Woodman.

Uh, Woodman is that other pervert film maker (in the loosest terms). I deny having knowledge of any further details!

25 posted on 01/09/2012 12:26:10 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I'd bet anything he'll be trading in Soon soon, since she's lost whatever youthful charm she once had (not that she ever was anything worth writing home about), for some new 20 year old chippie. He's got a lifelong history of hitting on kiddies - Manhattan is a thinly-cloaked story about his 'relationship' with Stacey Nelkin, who was a 17 year old highschooler when he started 'dating' her. And I mention his first wife was only 16 when he married her?
26 posted on 01/09/2012 5:34:14 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: AU72

I know what you mean.


27 posted on 01/09/2012 6:58:29 PM PST by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There should be a parody of Woody as being part of an inbred hillbilly Jewish family (close to the movie Deliverance). Woody and his daughter comes to NY city to get “really plume sophisticated.” Zany misadventures follow, he becomes a rhinestone cowboy for a while, makes movies and is hailed a genius by the French cinema. Roman Polanski makes a cameo appearance... that kind of thing.


28 posted on 01/09/2012 7:29:36 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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