Imagine Bob Dylan was your “the one that got away”?
The “unprecedented archive” of 42 letters written by Dylan — then Robert Zimmerman — to his high school sweetheart, Barbara Ann Hewitt came to auction last week in Boston. Netting a cool $669,875!
In 1958, Zimmerman was already dreaming of changing his name and selling a million records, aspirations he shared with Hewitt in his missives. He wrote about preparing for the local talent show, shared short pieces of poetry, and continually professed his affections for Hewitt, according to RR Auction.
Hewitt’s letters from Dylan remained in her possession until her death in 2020, the auction house said. Presumably, her family is now selling them.