“And for sheer eccentricity, even Woody Allen has nothing on Farrow’s buddy when she was 17: Salvador Dali. Farrow told a booksellers convention, ‘We lunched on butterfly wings and toured New York City with garbage collectors. He judged sex to be too violent–and showers too.’” Time
Yup, one of Dali’s BFF’s was Mia Farrow. Shortly after Mia’s father died of a heart attack in 1963, she and the famed surrealist painter developed a close friendship that lasted until his death. “Salvador Dali – accompanied by a sleek, black puma on a leash – attended Lady Sondes’ coming-out party. ‘Everyone was scared of it but me and it sat at my feet and purred all evening,’ she said. ‘I introduced Dali to Mia Farrow that night, and the two of them became fast friends from then on.’”
When Mia married Frank Sinatra, Dalí ‘s wedding gift consisted of an owl, parts of a frog, and a moon rock. Dalí labeled it ”mythical suicide” when Mia Farrow allowed Vidal Sassoon to chop off her hair in 1966. When she complained of her life being in a rut, Dalí advised her to wear her shows on the opposite feet. A few days later, she thanked him, telling him his advice had yielded a fresh perspective.
In June, 2010, five telegram/fax grams sent by Dalí to Farrow between 1975 and 1988 to what appears to be an annual Palm Sunday party were auctioned off for $375. Accompanied by a single dried palm frond. Farrow says of Dalí , “He always sent me a telegram on Palm Sunday. And usually they just said, ‘Palm Sunday, Palm Sunday, Palm Sunday.’”