Bob Dylan Thought of Producing Holocaust Movie, Says Ex-Lover in New Memoir
Music superstar Bob Dylan once conceived of producing a film about women who escaped Nazi concentration camps, the singer’s former lover has revealed in a new memoir, the New York Post reported on Sunday.
Aspiring screenwriter Britta Lee Shain wrote in Seeing the Real You at Last that Dylan thought to title the film “Nazi Whores.” Together, she said, they even brainstormed about actresses to cast in the picture, including “Cher, Sissy Spacek, Jessica Lange, Debra Winger, Theresa Russell and Melanie Griffith.”
The relationship between the two began in 1985, when Shain started dating Dylan’s road manager, Ernie. According to Shain, throughout her relationship with Ernie, Dylan flirted with her and sought to make her question what she was doing with his friend.
According to the account, this particular form of courtship worked, and she began seeing Dylan while both of their partners were away. After declaring their love for each other, however, Shain told Ernie about her relationship with Dylan — and about how she had committed to run off to the Caribbean with him. The revelation prompted Ernie to quit Dylan’s tour and reveal all to the singer’s girlfriend. At this point, Dylan suddenly cooled towards Shain. When she begged him for an explanation, he reportedly said, “Sometimes I do bad things.”