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Hollywood portrayed them as the most glamorous outlaws in American history. Timewatch: The Real Bonnie & Clyde
The most infamous outlaws of all were a pair of young lovers whose two-year crime spree included armed robbery, car theft, abduction, murder and a series of dramatic gun battles across at least eleven states. Some saw them as modern-day Robin Hoods. ibid.
There is some evidence that Clyde tried to go straight. ibid.
The bungled robbery of a grocery store led to the death of its owner. ibid.
He faced the electric chair if caught, but she vowed never to leave him. Bonnie and Clyde were already beyond the point of no return. ibid.
A deputy sheriff was murdered at this notorious Dallas safe house. ibid.
Already wanted for four other murders Clyde and his lover Bonnie took to the road. Their life on the run was romanticised and made glamorous. ibid.
Clyde had become obsessed by a dark episode from his past. ibid.
Fast cars, big guns and relentless travel were the secrets of the Barrow Gang’s epic crime spree. ibid.
J Edgar Hoover was personally outraged by Clyde Barrow’s audacious raids of military armaments. ibid.
Hoover’s agents would play a significant part in the downfall of Bonnie & Clyde. ibid.
While Frank Hamer has long been regarded as the archetypal lone ranger, the FBI file reveals that he was actually working in close harmony with J Edgar Hoover’s agents. ibid.
Bonnie & Clyde’s families’ telephones had been tapped. ibid.
There is no evidence that Bonnie pulled the trigger here or at any of the other murders attributed to the Barrow gang. ibid.
On a lonely road in Louisiana Bonnie & Clyde’s deadly game of cat and mouse reached its inevitable conclusion. ibid.
The Barrow Gang’s chaotic crime spree had claimed seventeen lives including those of Buck Barrow and Bonnie & Clyde themselves. ibid.
You can’t really understand what motivated them if you don’t understand the economic hopelessness of the time. Jeff Guinn, author ‘The True, Untold Story of Bonnie & Clyde’
For these young people there is a chance of fun and excitement. Jeff Guinn
Federal law changed so that murder and bank robbery became federal crimes. Jeff Guinn
There seemed to be a strange and terrifying change going on in the mind of my child. Emma Parker, Fugitives
All of us had a lot of fun together but to me there always seemed to be a shadow hanging over us like a dark cloud. Blanche Barrow, memoir
Buck was in danger at any and all times with Clyde. Blanche Barrow
I was glad they died together. Blanche Barrow
Clyde Barrow was born on 24th March 1909 the sixth of eight neglected children. Great Crimes & Trials: Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie had been born at Rowena Texas a year after Clyde; her father died when she was four. ibid.
Between robberies they larked about, posing for snapshots. These added to their notoriety, giving the press the chance to portray them as ruthless lovers. ibid.
During his time in jail Clyde had learned to be bisexual, and he and Bonnie shared their fellow gang member Ray Hamilton who enjoyed sex any way he could get it. ibid.
For all their fame the sums they stole were tiny. ibid.
Their bodies had been riddled with about fifty bullets each. ibid.
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who cut a swathe across Texas and other southern states robbing banks and killing lawmen for several months in 1933 and ’34. The murderous couple were ambushed and killed in May 1934. Great Crimes & Trials: Ma Barker and other Public Enemies
A couple of punks. They are giving bank robbing a bad name. John Dillinger
When they kill us, don’t ever say anything ugly about Clyde. Bonnie Parker to mother
They don’t think they’re too tough or desperate
They know that the Law always wins
They’ve been shot at before, but they do not ignore
That death is the wages of sin.
Some day they’ll go down together
And they’ll bury them side by side
For few it’ll be brief, the Law a relief
But it’s death for Bonnie & Clyde. Bonnie Parker
Gibsland, Louisiana, May 23 1934: I was born Clyde Chustnut Barrow. Bonnie & Clyde I 2014 starring Sarah Hyland & Elizabeth Reaser & Lane Garrison & Dale Dickey & Austin Herbert & Jack Thompson & Holly Hunter & William Hurt et al, director Bruce Beresford
I’d like to see your daughter as I have intentions to take her out. ibid. Clyde Champion Barrow
I’m just a footnote in the story of you. Bonnie & Clyde II 2014, him to her
‘Clyde Barrow – the most ruthless killer the south-west has ever known – stealing automobiles, robbing banks, killing without mercy.’ Natural Born Outlaws: Bonnie & Clyde s1e3, news commentary, AHC 2015
In 1927, seven years before the Eastham Prison raid, a 16-year-old Clyde Barrow is staring his criminal career. ibid. caption
January 1930: Clyde meets 19-year-old Bonnie Parker at a friend’s house in West Dallas. ibid.
She was a bored and lonely waitress longing for excitement and romance. He was a volatile ex-convict who vowed he would never go back to prison. Together they became an American legend. They met in the dusty suburban slums of West Dallas, Texas, in the early 1930s and embarked on a violent crime spree that shocked the nation. United by a passionate love, a desire to escape poverty and an utter contempt for authority, Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow were made for each other. Love & Death: The Story of Bonnie & Clyde, History 1995
For two incredible years Bonnie & Clyde led the notorious Barrow Gang on a bloodstained trail of crime that stretched across five states. Bonnie & Clyde robbed banks, pulled a string of armed robberies, and left a mounting legacy of murder victims in their wake. ibid.
Until the day they were finally ambushed and cut down in a hail of bullets. ibid.
Following the example of his older brother Buck, Clyde drifted into a life of petty crime. His early exploits were fairly tame. ibid.