Sara Dylan
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Sara Dylan
Sara Dylan, born Shirley Marlin Noznisky (or Novoletsky) and later known as Sara Lownds, was the first wife of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and mother of singer Jakob Dylan. She was married to Bob Dylan from November 1965 until June 1977.
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Anne Margaret Daniel: The Rhymers' Club, Part One: Bob Dylan and Edgar Allan Poe
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Before you begin reading, please listen to this link of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour, Episode 35, "Women's Names." It's Dylan reading Edgar Allan Poe's last poem, "Annabel Lee," to the appropriate accompaniment of seagulls and the sound of waves in the background. Would you like to understand Bob Dylan? Get in line -- folks have been wanting this for the past half century and good luck. You can, however, understand, and appreciate more through his view of them, some of the writers who've had an influence on Dylan as an artist. Edgar Allan Poe, the fender-bender poet -- whether or not you're capitalizing the F of fender, it works -- is a writer who matters to Dylan, and has for a long time. I'm not the first person to have seen Dylan's links to Poe. As is often the case with Dylan, he noted it himself first. In the first volume, so far, of his autobiography, Chronicles: Volume 1, Dylan remembers a song he wrote (but hasn't released, yet) sometime in the early ...
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Serial Murder Suspect: 'I'm Not The Monster They Say Killed These Women'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. -- Joseph Naso, serving as his own attorney in his trial for the decades-old killings of four women, used his opening statement to give jurors a thorough personal history, replete with childhood photos, saying he is not the "monster" prosecutors have made him out to be. The 79-year-old defendant's opening statement Monday came after prosecutors spent the morning showing graphic images of the four women's bodies discovered in Northern California, leading some jurors to wipe away tears. Naso, wearing a dark suit and spectacles, rose after Marin County prosecutor Rosemary Slote had called him a "serial rapist and murderer." "I've been waiting two years and two months for this day, to tell my side of the story," Naso told the panel. "I'm not the monster they say killed these women," he said. "I don't kill people and there's no evidence of that in my writings and photography." Naso has pleaded not guilty to four counts of first-degree murder ...
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Edward M. Weinman: You're Not Here
Huffington Post - about 4 years
It's about 30 minutes before Sleuth debuts at the 2007 Venice Film Festival. After too many drinks, I find myself downstairs in the theater's bathroom, in front of a urinal, unzipping my trousers to relive myself when who should walk in but Michael Caine. Talk about stage fright. This is Sir Michael Fu**ing Caine. He's that intimidating. Sleuth, co-starring Caine and the ubiquitous Jude Law (directed by Kenneth Branagh), was not nearly as notable as my bathroom encounter with the legendary star of such movies as Get Carter, Harry Brown and the reboot of the Batman franchise. In fact, the films screening at Venice, including Joe Wright's Atonement, which opened the world's oldest international film festival, were underwhelming. The most interesting (and strange) movie showing at that year's festival was Todd Haynes' I'm Not There, the Bob Dylan ramble that was as enigmatic as Dylan himself. Oscar-winner Haynes' film examines different incarnations of Dylan's persona ...
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Five Things You Need to Know Today, June 22
Chelmsford Patch - over 4 years
Today is Friday, June 22. Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Heat wave: Today will be sunny with a high of 92 degrees, and the third day of temperatures over 90 degrees. 2. Live entertainment: Tonight Live Entertainment at the Cafe Madrid starts at 6:30 p.m.  3. Fencing: Is your child interested in fencing? An Introduction to Fencing Class will be offered this summer. 4. Blogs: Thanks to our local state rep candidates, most recently Mara Dolan, for blogging on Patch. Don't forget: anyone can blog by clicking here and choosing "post on Patch."  5. July 4 Road Closures: Chelmsford Police have posted road closures expected for July 4.
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Letter to the Editor: Dolan Responds to Barrett Supporters' Letter
Concord Patch - over 4 years
  Dear Editor, I am opposed to expansion of aviation at Hanscom Civilian Airport and I am an ardent supporter of the preservation of the natural and historic resources that are impacted by the facility. A recent letter to the editors of area newspapers misrepresented my position on this critical issue. As I have said from the beginning of my campaign for the Massachusetts State Senate, 3rd Middlesex District, I think it is best for candidates to speak for themselves. I am making my positions on the issues clear to the voters of the district, and am letting my opponents do the same. I am very proud to have the endorsement of Sen. Dan Wolf, a great leading environmentalist. Cape Air has never pursued expansion into Hanscom. Cape Air recently won an Environmental Merit Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA praised Cape Air for implementing a multi-faceted sustainability initiative as part of its long-term business strategy, and for its ...
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Iconic Bob Dylan Album Blood On The Tracks To Be Adapted Into Film
MTV News - almost 5 years
By Zachary Swickey A film company based out of Brazil has acquired the rights to Bob Dylan’s notorious album Blood on the Tracks and is planning a silver screen adaptation. The firm, RT Features, is currently on the lookout for an English-language director for the film based on the iconic 1975 album that includes classic jams like “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Buckets of Rain” and “Simple Twist of Fate.” Fernando Loureiro, senior vice-president of the Brazilian movie company, confirmed the details to AFP reported by industry publication Variety, who said RT Features had bought the album rights from US firm Grey Water Park Productions. "As longtime admirers of one of the greatest albums in the history of music, we feel privileged to be making this film," RT chief executive Rodrigo Teixeira added. "Our goal is to work with a filmmaker who can create a classic drama with characters and an environment that capture the feelings that the album inspires in all fans," he continued. Dy ...
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Bob Dylan, 70 años y la respuesta sigue en el viento! - Aragón Liberal
Google News - over 5 years
Tras separarse de su mujer Sara, Dylan publica el álbum "Blood on the track", en el que se refleja su situación personal. El disco "Desire" se convirtó en otro número uno para el maestro Dylan. Este disco contenía el tema "Hurricane" en homenaje al
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As 70 coisas que você deve saber sobre Bob Dylan - Zero Hora
Google News - over 5 years
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It's Not Easy Being Bob -- a retrospective look at Bob Dylan on his 70th Birthday - Kankakee Daily Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Bob and Sara Dylan were divorced on June 29, 1977. In June 1986, Dylan married his longtime backup singer Carolyn Dennis. Their daughter, Desiree Gabrielle Dennis-Dylan, was born on Jan. 31, 1986. The couple divorced in October 1992
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Paid Notice: Deaths FAIRBACK, WILLIAM DICKSON
NYTimes - almost 20 years
FAIRBACK-William Dickson, 61, in Southampton, New York, on May 2, 1997. Of Tustin, California, Rumson, New Jersey, Nantucket, MA and NYC. Graduate of Knickerbocker Greys, Canterbury School, Nichols College. Survived by loving son Dwight and his wife Krisen of NYC; daughter Dianne Wright of Flanders, New York; grandchildren Sara, Dylan and Bentley
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. . . Another Goes His Own Way
NYTimes - over 20 years
Jakob Dylan wants to make one thing clear: he's just like everybody else. He became interested in music, ''like most people,'' at the age of 12 or 13. He listened to his older brothers' records, something he says ''every youngest brother does.'' He began taking guitar lessons, ''like everybody else,'' at 13. Mr. Dylan, 26, is understandably eager
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sara Dylan
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2005
    Age 65
    Discussing his parents' marriage, Jakob Dylan said in 2005: "My father said it himself in an interview many years ago: 'Husband and wife failed, but mother and father didn't.'
    More Details Hide Details My ethics are high because my parents did a great job."
  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 43
    By some reports Dylan and Sara remained friends after the acrimony of the divorce subsided, and Clinton Heylin writes that the photo of Dylan on a hillside in Jerusalem, which appeared on the inner sleeve of the 1983 album Infidels, was taken by Sara.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1977
    Age 37
    Heylin has quoted Steven Soles saying that, in 1977, Dylan came over unannounced to his apartment and played him ten or twelve songs that were "very dark, very intense" dealing with his bitterness over the divorce.
    More Details Hide Details Soles adds that none of these songs was ever recorded. In addition to Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, and Desire, some critics have suggested Sara Dylan is the inspiration for other works. Both Clinton Heylin and Andy Gill have connected Sara to "Love Minus Zero/No Limit" recorded in January 1965. Gill writes that this song expresses admiration for Sara's "Zen-like equanimity: unlike most of the women he met, she wasn't out to impress him or interrogate him about his lyrics." Heylin also credits Sara Dylan as the inspiration for "She Belongs to Me" (from 1965's Bringing It All Back Home) and "Abandoned Love" (recorded during the Desire sessions, but not released until the Biograph box set in 1985). A fictional version of the marriage of Dylan and Sara is featured in the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There, where Heath Ledger plays a Dylan-like performer and Charlotte Gainsbourg plays Claire, a character based on a combination of Sara Dylan and Suze Rotolo.
  • 1975
    Age 35
    The songs on Dylan's 1975 album Blood on the Tracks have been described by several of Dylan's biographers and critics as arising from the tension as his marriage to Sara collapsed.
    More Details Hide Details The album was recorded soon after the couple's initial separation. Dylan biographers Robert Shelton and Clinton Heylin have cautioned against interpreting the album as naked autobiography, arguing that Blood On The Tracks works on many levels—musical, spiritual, poetic—as well as a personal confession. Dylan himself denied at the time of the album's release that Blood on the Tracks was autobiographical, but Jakob Dylan has said, "When I'm listening to 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' I'm grooving along just like you. But when I'm listening to Blood On The Tracks, that's about my parents."
    Notwithstanding these tensions, Sara accompanied Bob Dylan on much of the first stage of the Rolling Thunder Revue, from October to December 1975.
    More Details Hide Details The Revue formed the backdrop to the shooting of the film Renaldo and Clara. Sara appeared in many scenes in this semi-improvised movie, playing Clara to Dylan's Renaldo. Joan Baez, a former lover of Dylan, was also a featured performer on the Revue and appeared in the film as The Woman In White. In one scene, Baez asks Dylan, "What would've happened if we ever got married, Bob?" Dylan replies, "I married the woman I love." Sounes suggests that the film may have been in part Dylan's tribute to his wife, since his film production company, Lombard Street Films, was named after the street in Wilmington where Sara was born. During the divorce proceedings, Sara was represented by attorney Marvin Mitchelson. Mitchelson has estimated that the settlement agreed was worth about $36 million to Sara and included "half the royalties from the songs written during their marriage." Michael Gray has written: "A condition of the settlement was that Sara would remain silent about her life with Dylan. She has done so."
    Jacques Levy, who co-wrote many songs on Desire, has recalled how Dylan and Sara were estranged when he recorded this song in July 1975.
    More Details Hide Details Sara happened to visit the studio that evening and Dylan "sang 'Sara' to his wife as she watched from the other side of the glass... It was extraordinary. You could have heard a pin drop. She was absolutely stunned by it," said Levy. According to Larry Sloman, Dylan turned to Sara just before beginning the song, and stated, "This one's for you."
    The 1975 album Blood on the Tracks has been cited by many as Bob's account of their disintegrating marriage; their son Jakob Dylan has notably said that the lyrics of the album are "my parents talking." The pair finally divorced in June 1977.
    More Details Hide Details Sara Dylan played the role of Clara in the movie Renaldo and Clara, directed by Dylan, and the film was described by a Dylan biographer as "in part a tribute to his wife". Shirley Marlin Noznisky was born in Wilmington, Delaware, on October 25, 1939, to Jewish parents Isaac and Bessie Noznisky; her father was born in Poland around 1894 and became a US citizen in 1912. Isaac set up a scrap metal business at South Claymont Street, Wilmington.
  • 1974
    Age 34
    In April 1974, Dylan began to take art classes with artist Norman Raeben in New York.
    More Details Hide Details Dylan would later say in an interview that the art lessons caused problems in his marriage: "I went home after that first day and my wife never did understand me ever since that day. That's when our marriage started breaking up. She never knew what I was talking about, what I was thinking about, and I couldn't possibly explain it."
  • 1973
    Age 33
    In 1973, Bob and Sara Dylan sold their Woodstock home and purchased a modest property on the Point Dume peninsula, north of Malibu, California.
    More Details Hide Details They commenced constructing a large home on this site, and the subsequent re-modelling of the house occupied the next two years. Sounes writes that during this period, tensions began to appear in their marriage. The Dylans still retained a house in Manhattan.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1966
    Age 26
    Sara Dylan is said to have inspired several songs by Dylan, and two have been directly linked to her. "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," the only song on the fourth side of the 1966 album Blonde on Blonde, was described by critic Robert Shelton as "virtually a wedding song for the former Sara Shirley N. Lownds."
    More Details Hide Details In "Sara" from the 1976 album Desire, Dylan calls her a "radiant jewel, mystical wife." Shelton writes that with this song, "Dylan seems to be making an unabashed confessional to his wife. A plea for forgiveness and understanding." Noting the autobiographical reference in the song to "drinkin' white rum in a Portugal bar" Shelton connects this line with a trip Dylan made to Portugal with Sara in 1965. In "Sara," Dylan seems to acknowledge his wife as the inspiration for "Sad Eyed Lady":
  • 1965
    Age 25
    Sara married Bob Dylan during a secret ceremony in November 1965, and the couple had four children together.
    More Details Hide Details Their marriage is often cited by music writers as the inspiration for many of Dylan's songs created throughout the 1960s and 70s, including "Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," "Love Minus Zero/No Limit", and "Sara".
    During a break in the tour, Dylan married Sara—now pregnant with Jesse Dylan—on November 22, 1965.
    More Details Hide Details According to Dylan biographer Howard Sounes, the wedding took place under an oak tree outside a judge's office on Long Island, and the only other participants were Albert Grossman and a maid of honor for Sara. Some of Dylan's friends (including Ramblin' Jack Elliott) claim that, in conversation immediately after the event, Dylan denied that he was married. Journalist Nora Ephron first made the news public in the New York Post in February 1966 with the headline "Hush! Bob Dylan is wed." Bob and Sara had four children: Jesse, Anna, Samuel and Jakob. Dylan also adopted Maria, Sara's daughter from her first marriage. During these years of domestic stability, they lived in Woodstock in upstate New York.
    In September 1965, Dylan commenced his first "electric" tour of the United States, backed by the Hawks.
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  • 1964
    Age 24
    Lownds and Dylan became romantically involved sometime in 1964; soon afterwards, they moved into separate rooms in New York's Hotel Chelsea to be near one another.
    More Details Hide Details Dylan biographer Robert Shelton, who knew Bob and Sara in the mid-1960s, writes that Sara "had a Romany spirit, seeming to be wise beyond her years, knowledgeable about magic, folklore and traditional wisdom." Author David Hajdu described her as "well read, a good conversationalist and better listener, resourceful, a quick study, and good hearted. She impressed some people as shy and quiet, others as supremely confident; either way, she appeared to do only what she felt needed to be done."
    Dylan and Sara were guests at the wedding in November 1964.
    More Details Hide Details After Hans and Sara separated, Sara went to work as a secretary for the film production division of the Time Life company, where filmmakers such as Richard Leacock and D. A. Pennebaker were impressed with her resourcefulness. "She was supposed to be a secretary," said Pennebaker, "but she ran the place." Sara introduced Bob Dylan and Albert Grossman to Pennebaker, the director who would make the film Dont Look Back about Dylan's UK tour in April 1965.
    Sara started going out on her own, driving around town in an MG sports car Hans had given her, and gravitated to the youthful scene in Greenwich Village. Sometime in early 1964, she met Bob Dylan.
    More Details Hide Details Sara was still married to Hans when they met, and Dylan was still romantically linked to Joan Baez at the time. Peter Lownds (Hans' son from a previous marriage) has stated: "Bob was the reason (she left Hans)." Sara also had a friend, Sally Buchler, who went on to marry Dylan's manager Albert Grossman.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1959
    Age 19
    In 1959, Sara moved to New York City and quickly married magazine photographer Hans Lownds, Sara was his third wife.
    More Details Hide Details Lownds persuaded her to change her name to Sara because his first wife named Shirley had left him and he did not want to be reminded of his previous marriage. Sara and Hans lived in a large five-story house on 60th Street in Manhattan, between Second and Third Avenues. Sara had a modeling career and appeared in Harper's Bazaar as the 'lovely luscious Sara Lownds'—and then became pregnant. Their daughter Maria was born October 21, 1961. Within a year of the birth, the marriage began to fail.
    In 1959, Noznisky was wed to magazine photographer Hans Lownds, during which time she was known as Sara Lownds.
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  • 1956
    Age 16
    He was shot dead by a drunken fellow East European immigrant on November 18, 1956.
    More Details Hide Details Sara Noznisky had one brother Julius, sixteen years her senior.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on October 25, 1939.
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