Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bonus Video: Newsreel Footage of the Death of Bonnie & Clyde

Much like Texas Ranger Frank Hamer was on this day in 1934, you must be getting pretty sick of Bonnie & Clyde by now; yet the coverage given to the death of these notorious criminals slash folk heroes is nothing compared to what's out there in all. Clearly, interest in them has been high ever since they began their five-state killing spree in 1932, and shows no sign of abating even now, nearly 80 years after the fact.

I couldn't resist posting this authentic newsreel footage from the time; I think it makes a poignant and fitting farewell to the pair whose bodies died on that lonely road in Bienville Parish, but whose legend lives on, thanks in no small part to people like me.
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