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Filmmaker Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, adopted daughter of his former lover Mia Farrow, arrived here Wednesday, a day after marrying in a secret ceremony in Venice, Italy's romantic lagoon city.

Ms. Previn, also the adopted daughter of Farrow's ex-husband, conductor Andre Previn, smiled at waiting journalists. Allen ducked his head away from cameras, however, as he was hustled into the famous and luxurious Ritz Hotel under the protective arm of a bodyguard.

There was no indication how long the couple would stay in Paris, a city Allen has visited regularly for more than 30 years.

There had been indications that Allen and his bride were expected at the Ritz, from which Britain's Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, left on their ill-fated car ride Aug. 31.

Paris and Venice were prominently featured in "Everyone Says I Love You," Allen's last film to be screened in Europe, where he is possibly more of a cult figure than he is in the United States.

The couple appeared publicly earlier in the day in Venice, where they took a Christmas Eve gondola ride through the city's many canals before flying to Paris aboard a private jet.

Allen, 62, and Ms. Previn, 27, were married in a quiet civil ceremony at which Venice Mayor Massimo Cacciari officiated Tuesday afternoon. The ceremony took place at the imposing Palazzo Cavalli near Venice's white-stone Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal.

"I married them at 5 p.m. yesterday," Cacciari said Wednesday. "It had been planned a while ago, and we were able to keep it a secret."

Asked by reporters about his wedding, the twice-divorced Allen said, "I have nothing to say. I am happy to be in Venice."

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