View Full Version : Bob Dylan demanded an Elvis as payment!

07-29-2009, 02:16 PM
The New York Post reports that Bob Dylan made sure he got paid when Andy Warhol coaxed him to The Factory to do a screen test. The famed folkie grabbed one of the Prince of Pop's famous silkscreens off the wall, a new bio reveals.

In "The Genius of Andy Warhol," out in November from Harper, Tony Scherman and David Dalton say Dylan's six-minute take in front of the cameras -- "acting cool, pretty much keeping his mouth shut" -- came with a price. Playwright Bob Heide, a Factory regular, tells the authors that when the audition was over, Dylan "got up and walked over to one of [Warhol's] panels of Elvis with a gun and said, 'I think I'll just take this for payment, man.'

That was the only the time I ever saw Andy blushing, just kind of cringing. Somebody demanding payment!" Dylan never made it into one of Warhol's flicks.

Click link for more on Andy Warhol & Elvis: http://www.elvisinfonet.com/spotlight_warhol_ang.html

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Raised on Rock
07-29-2009, 05:11 PM
Dylan, that's an Elvis fan with an attitude.

07-29-2009, 05:32 PM
I think andy warhol is great, i bought a elvis brolly from his site and it was not cheap...it was a very well made one!


07-29-2009, 10:20 PM
Dylan, that's an Elvis fan with an attitude.

That's for sure!

Thanks, for posting Jen.


07-30-2009, 03:50 PM
Warhol's Double Elvis is on display at the Musuem of Modern Art in New York.