Bonnie & Clyde Love was almost enough !!!
Once again we have arrived at Cupids busiest time of year.
Many of you may automatically think of Romeo & Juliet or maybe even Marie & Tony of Westside Story. http://www.westsidestory.com/
Here however, at Gangster Squad HQ
we think of Bonnie & Clyde.
Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow a.k.a. Clyde Champion Barrow were America’s most famous criminals lovers who traveled the central United States
with their gang during the
Although often depicted as Depression-era Robin Hoods who stole from rich and powerful financial institutions, Bonnie and Clyde staged far more robberies of mom-and-pop gas stations and grocery stores than bank heist.
On May 23, 1934, a six-man posse led by former Texas Ranger captain Frank Hamer ambushed Bonnie and Clyde and pumped more than 130 rounds of steel-jacketed bullets into their stolen Ford V-8 outside Sailes, Louisiana. With acrid gun smoke still lingering in the air, gawkers descended upon the ambush site and attempted to leave with macabre souvenirs from the bodies of the outlaws still slumped in the front seat. According to Jeff Guinn’s book “Go Down Together,” one man tried to cut off Clyde’s ear with a pocket knife and another attempted to sever his trigger finger before the lawman intervened.
One person in the throng however managed to clip locks of Bonnie’s hair and swathes of her blood-soaked dress
Although linked in life, Bonnie and Clyde were split in death. While the pair wished to be buried side-by-side, Bonnie’s mother, who had disapproved of her relationship with Clyde, had her daughter buried in a separate Dallas cemetery. Clyde was buried next to his brother Marvin underneath a gravestone with his hand-picked epitaph:
“Gone but not forgotten.”
There have been two films telling their tragic love story
The 1967 film Starring Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway is included in the best 25 Crime Films of all times. https://www.google.co.uk/#q=bonnie+%26+clyde+film+1967
And a TV Mini Series 2013 that Starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger
There have been two films telling their tragic love story and of course their untimely deaths by police ambush made the front paper of every news paper in America. Th Tv
And the recently made TV series Timeless Series 1 Episode 9 was called The last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde and their love affair.
And of course nemouse books have been written I even remember reading Burt Hirschfeld’s book and probably still have my copy in the loft.