Watch Andy Warhol’s “Screen Test” of Bob Dylan


Today is Bob Dylan’s 71st birthday, and in honor of the momentous occasion, we’ve decided to share a delightful piece of pop culture history with you: footage of the newly-famous musician that Andy Warhol shot back in the mid-60s as part of his Screen Tests series of short, silent films. Dylan doesn’t have to say anything for you to realize just how bored he is by the whole thing; it’s written all over his cranky little face. Click through to check out the brief video portrait, and then head over to Open Culture for the full back story on what went down that day, a fascinating tale that ends with Dylan and his friend Bob Neuwirth riding off in a station wagon with Warhol’s massive Double Elvis painting (his “payment” for stopping by the Factory) strapped to its roof. Insane!