NYC has been swamped this summer with news of epic celebrity bustups: vale Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck and sob, those two famous New Yorkers Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog have split under mysterious circumstances. Who would believe Miss Piggy’s protestations of furthering her career….
So the re-issue of a book on Sinatra has focussed attention again on the strange marriage of current New Yorker Mia Farrow when she was just 21 to Frank Sinatra when he was 57. At the time everyone gawped at the thin, waif like Mia marrying a Sinatra who was still a great singer and actor but eons older than she in every possible way.
Of course it didn’t last. Quite apart from Siantra’s totally misguided assumption, as revealed in the book, that Mia would prove a biddable and subservient wife, there was a strong whiff of a father/daughter conncection between the two, not to mention Siantra ex-wives looking on in amusement at his latest marital adventure and more than willing to comment.
Together two years before they married, the marriage lasted just one year and then Mia decamped to an Indian Ashram and communed with Beatles among others who were similarly gathered there. Frank meanwhile languished in the tender care of the Rat Pack.
Yes as the partners in the various celebrity dustups lick their wounds they don’t lack for role models who have ‘been there and done that’ so do a bit of history reading everyone and avoid the most obvious traps. Miss Piggy Ashrams are no longer in fashion but