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Bob Dylan
An autograph picture postcard of the Piazza Navona, Rome sent from Bob Dylan to Suze Rotolo [n.d. but frank-marked 1963], the hand-written message in blue ballpoint pen in Dylan's hand ...This is also where I stay sometime - it snowed last week and my guards as you can see got all covered with snow - bolla regatza everywhere - If I don't open my mouth in this town, everyone thinks I'm Italian (unbelieveable but true I swear). Going to Toreno [sic] tomorrow bella rapatza all over - around the street, swimming in the air - unbelieveable (oh, you're so Italian). Funny, I always thought Italians were Mama Rosas and Anna Mananis [sic] - but they're all Sophia Lorens - I'm learning a song called "Se Dio Vorra". Gotta go, gotta meeting with the Pope about all the colored people coming over here, Amore, Bob, additionally addressed in Dylan's hand to Sue Rotolo, c/o Bob Dylan, 161 West 4th Street, New York City, NY, USA -- 4¼x5¾in. (10.8x14.6cm.)
The Personal Archives of Suze Rotolo.

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During Dylan's first visit to Europe in December 1962/January 1963, he spent several days in Rome, Italy with his manager Albert Grossman and fellow folk performer Odetta. During this short stay, he composed two of his most memorable early songs, Girl From The North Country and Boots Of Spanish Leather.

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