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The Most Disturbing Thing About Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde are perhaps the most romanticized outlaws of all time. At a time when gangsters and bad guys were celebrities, they stood out. No one knows who Al Capone's or John Dillinger's lady friends were off the top of their heads; the fact that Bonnie and Clyde committed crimes as a couple made them special. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker met in 1930, and later went on a 21-month spree. Once they got started, they tore across various Southern states, leaving death and destruction...

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    The Untold Truth Of Bonnie And Clyde

    The Untold Truth Of Bonnie And Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde are perhaps the most romanticized outlaws of all time. At a time when gangsters and bad guys were celebrities, they stood out. No one knows who Al Capone's or John Dillinger's lady friends were off the top of their heads; the fact that Bonnie and Clyde committed crimes as a couple made them special. Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker met in 1930, and later went on a 21-month spree. Once they got started, they tore across various Southern states, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Yet the public was obsessed with them, this sexy young couple taking on the police and the banks, two of the most hated institutions in Prohibition- and Great Depression-era America.

    Bonnie And Clyde's Most Notorious Crimes

    Bonnie And Clyde's Most Notorious Crimes

    Over the years, Bonnie and Clyde's reputation has often been romanticized, with many assuming the criminal duo acted as Robin Hoods of their time, only robbing and targeting big banks and affluent companies. However, this is far from the truth. In fact, the couple's main criminal exploits saw them targeting small local businesses, ruthlessly killing anyone who got in their way. From numerous kidnappings, robberies, and the murders of cops and small-town shopkeepers, Bonnie and Clyde proved to be nothing more than a terrifying menace to society.

    Who Were The Other Members Of Bonnie And Clyde's Infamous Barrow Gang?

    Who Were The Other Members Of Bonnie And Clyde's Infamous Barrow Gang?

    The crime spree of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow made national news during the early years of the Great Depression as the couple traveled the central United States, marking their bloody trail with a series of armed robberies and daring shootouts with law enforcement. Before being ambushed in a hail of fatal gunfire by law enforcement in 1934, the duo was wanted on a litany of charges that included kidnapping, robbery, burglary, and murder (via The FBI). Among the 13 people thought to have been murdered by the pair, several were members of law enforcement.

    What Happened To Bonnie And Clyde's Famous Car?

    What Happened To Bonnie And Clyde's Famous Car?

    On the early morning hours of May 23, Texas and Louisiana police officers hid in bushes along the Sailes highway in Louisiana and assumed their positions while waiting for the Parker and Barrow to pass by (via FBI). A few hours later, the Ford vehicle the couple was known to be using drove down the highway. The couple saw Methvin's father and pulled over to talk to him. However, even before they exited their vehicle, they were ambushed in a hail of bullets that immediately killed them. Parker and Barrow died at just 23 and 24 years old, respectively.

    Frank Hamer: The Truth About The Man Who Took Down Bonnie And Clyde

    Frank Hamer: The Truth About The Man Who Took Down Bonnie And Clyde

    The story of Bonnie and Clyde is one that benefitted a lot from a Hollywood spin. The 1967 Warren Beatty-Faye Dunaway vehicle (because it involved a lot of cars. Also, it was a movie) painted the couple as fairly glamorous and the lawman who took them down as a vengeful idiot. The reality is that the criminals were two extremely poor kids from Texas, with few if any opportunities, including education who were trying to get by in very hard economic times.

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