Collection ID: LMC 2898
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Allen, Woody, 1935- and LaFontaine, Bruce
Abstract:
The Allen, Woody mss., 1980-2004, consist of the correspondence and ephemera of director Woody Allen.
Extent:
0.08 linear feet
Language:
English
Preferred citation:

[Item], Allen, Woody mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Woody Allen (b. 1935) is an American director and comedian best known for his films Annie Hall and Hannah and her Sisters. In 1991 Allen began a romantic and sexual relationship with his longtime romantic partner Mia Farrow's daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, who had just finished high school. This relationship, as well as his daughter Dylan Farrow's allegations of molestation and sexual abuse by Allen, led to a lengthy custody dispute, which is addressed in the correspondence in this collection.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of four notes and one signed wine label (Chateau Mouton Rothschild, 1949) from Allen to Mia Farrow, ca. 1980s, and one inscribed childhood photo of Allen at a track meet, ca. 1947. Also included are ten letters from Allen to children's author Bruce LaFontaine, 1994-2000, in which Allen discusses his frustrations about his visitation limits with his children.

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 2015
Arrangement:

The collection is arranged following original order.

Physical location:
Lilly - Short

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
Motion picture film

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library. However, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials. Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Allen, Woody mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu