Category: clyde barrow

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Bonnie and Clyde (1934) 

In the first picture Bonnie is holding a bunny named Sonny Boy, he was a gift she got for her mother soon before they were ambushed.

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The Trail’s End – Poem By Bonnie Parker

You’ve read the story of Jesse James
of how he lived and died.
If you’re still in need;
of something to read,
here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.

Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow gang
I’m sure you all have read.
how they rob and steal;
and those who squeal,
are usually found dying or dead.

There’s lots of untruths to these write-ups;
they’re not as ruthless as that.
their nature is raw;
they hate all the law,
the stool pidgeons, spotters and rats.

They call them cold-blooded killers
they say they are heartless and mean.
But I say this with pride
that I once knew Clyde,
when he was honest and upright and clean.

Keep reading

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Blanche

& Buck Barrow of the Bonnie

& Clyde Barrow Gang, 1931-1933 

Blanche met Marvin “Buck” Barrow, brother of the infamous Clyde Barrow in 1929 in Dallas County while hiding from her husband;

a result of an arranged marriage at 17. Days after meeting Blanche, Buck was shot and captured following a burglary. He was tried, convicted, and sentenced to 5 years in prison. On March 8, 1930 Buck escaped from Ferguson Prison Farm and hid with Blanche. They married

July 3, 1931

in Oklahoma and honeymooned in Florida. Months later Blanche convinced him to turn himself in so they could live an honest life. She tried to make Buck go straight and leave the life of crime behind, but after his release in 1933 Clyde convinced him to rejoin him. Devoted to her partner like Bonnie, Blanche loved Buck too much to leave him so she tagged along and they joined Bonnie and Clyde in Joplin, Missouri. After the infamous Joplin shootout with the police, Buck got severely injured in a shootout at the Red Crown Tourist Court in Platte City, Missouri. Blanche also injured her eye yet they all escaped. Shortly after, the gang was in another shootout in Dexter, Iowa. Bonnie, Clyde and W.D. Jones were all injured but managed to escape; Blanche and wounded Buck were captured. Buck died a few days later

on July 29, 1933. Blanche spent over 5 years

(Sept. 1933 – Mar. 1939)

in prison for her association with the Barrow gang. She remarried in 1940 and had no kids. Blanche died December 24, 1988.

Blanche who lived to see the 1967 Arthur Penn film Bonnie and Clyde didn’t like the film. Though Estelle Parsons won an Oscar for her portrayal of Blanche;

She said the movie made her

“look like a screaming horse’s ass.”

 

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Bonnie and Clyde (1934) 

In the first picture Bonnie is holding a bunny named Sonny Boy, he was a gift she got for her mother soon before they were ambushed.

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In 1934, Clyde Barrow of the notorious duo Bonnie & Clyde and fan of the Ford V8 sent Henry Ford a letter thanking him for making great getaway cars.

The letter reads: 

Tulsa, Okla
10th April

Mr. Henry Ford
Detroit Mich.

Dear Sir: –

   While I still have got breath in my lungs I will tell you what a dandy car you make. I have drove Fords exclusively when I could get away with one. For sustained speed and freedom from trouble the Ford has got ever other car skinned and even if my business hasen’t been strickly legal it don’t hurt anything to tell you what a fine car you got in the V8 –

Yours truly
Clyde Champion Barrow

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The real Bonnie and Clyde of the notorious Barrow Gang photographed by W.D. Jones, 1933.

These pictures were from undeveloped film found at their Joplin, Missouri hideout. They left the hideout and many possessions behind after a shootout with the police, which resulted in the death of 2 police officers.

Bonnie and Clyde met in Texas in January, 1930. At the time, Bonnie was 19 and married to an imprisoned murderer; Clyde was 21 and unmarried. Soon after, he was arrested for a burglary and sent to jail. He escaped, using a gun Bonnie had smuggled to him, was recaptured and was sent back to prison. Clyde was paroled in February 1932, rejoined Bonnie, and resumed a life of crime.

In addition to the automobile theft charge, Bonnie and Clyde were suspects in other crimes in several states. At the time they were killed on May 23, 1934, they were believed to have committed 13 murders, kidnappings, several robberies and burglaries.