Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Did Mia Farrow Get the Idea for Accusing Woody Allen from This Song by Dory Previn?

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Where did Mia Farrow get the idea for accusing Woody Allen of molesting 7 year old Dylan in her attic?

Some think it comes from a 1970 song written by Dory Previn, ex wife of Mia’s second husband, Andre Previn. When Mia’s marriage to Frank Sinatra broke up, she went to stay with the Previns. She befriended Dory, who’d been married to Andre for several years. WHen Mia left, she took Andre– 15 years her senior — with her.

Dory wrote and recorded this song, “With Daddy in the Attic,” in 1970. She also wrote and recorded a song called “Beware of Young Girls.” Dory knew a lot more than we ever did about Mia. It’s some coincidence, isn’t it?

If you’re watching the disingenuous and one sided mini series “Allen v. Farrow” on HBO tonight, keep this in mind. None of this is ever mentioned in four episodes.

Lyrics:

Ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba
With my
Daddy in the attic
With my
Daddy in the attic
That is where
My being wants to bed
With the
Mattress ticking showing
And the tattered pillow slip
And the pine
Unpainted rafters overhead
With the
Door closed on my mama
And my sibling competition
And my Shirley Temple doll
That truly cries
And my essay on religion
With the pasted paper stare
Proving tangibly
I’d won the second prize
With my
Daddy in the attic
With my
Daddy in the attic
That is where
My dark attraction lies
With his
Madness on the nightstand
Placed beside
His loaded gun
In the terrifying nearness
Of his eyes
With no
Window spying neighbours
And no
Husbands in the future
To intrude
Upon our attic
Past the stair
Where we’ll live on
Peanut butter
Spread across assorted crackers
And he’ll play
His clarinet
When I despair
With my
Daddy in the attic
With my
Daddy in the attic
With my
Daddy in the attic
Passed the stair
Where we’ll live on
Peanut butter
Spread across assorted crackers
And he’ll play
His clarinet
When I despair
Ba ba ba ba
Ba ba ba ba
With my
Daddy in the attic
With my
Daddy in the attic
With my
Daddy in the attic
Passed the stair
With my
Daddy in the attic
With my
Daddy in the attic
With my
Daddy in the attic
Passed the stair

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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