Sunday, August 19, 2007

Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo

A nicely-done fan created slideshow from a series of photographs taken of a very young Dylan and his then girlfriend, Suze Rotolo. It's obvious that Dylan was on a full James Dean kick at the time, especially in the scholarly poses with glasses, looking just like a studious Dean. According to Joan Baez, Dylan's eyesight was so poor he could barely see anything without glasses, but seldom wore them, even when driving.

Rotolo is now an artist who teaches at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. After decades of relative silence about her relationship with Dylan, Rotolo has given several interviews in recent years discussing their time together in Greenwich Village. She and her husband also were involved in putting on a memorial event for Dave Van Ronk after the singer's death in 2002.

Rotolo has a memoir coming out in 2008 - A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties - described as a "wonderfully romantic story of their sweet but sometimes wrenching love affair and its eventual collapse under the pressure of Dylan’s growing fame."

1 comment:

sidbob said...

Nice job.Just read her book, it evoked the Village in those days and sparked some memories.Have you done other pieces like this? Do you know Suze? I'm happy she's still out there and active.