Sunday, March 01, 2009


Coppola Directs my Father-in-Law

For reasons known only to themselves, both of my sons have demanded constant rotation of the 1970 novelty hit "Mill Valley," performed by Miss Abrams and The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class. (Apparently everyone's already heard of this paean to Marin County except me.)

Anyway, after my wife mentioned this to her Dad -- a period instrument artisan -- he said, "Oh yeah, I knew Rita Abrams." He did live in Mill Valley back in the day, but we didn't think much about it until we stumbled upon this:

He's the beardy guy playing recorder in the first seconds of the video -- which was filmed by Francis Ford Coppola (?!).

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