Episode 65: Bury Them Side by Side: It’s Death for Bonnie and Clyde

What good is a love story without a little danger? Tales of star-crossed lovers do certainly seem to endure the tests of time, if they have a good dose of mortal peril in the mix. Romance means many things to many different people, and this week we are going to look at the American romance with crime; and the outlaws that throw caution to the wind and fully embrace it. We’ll be exploring the legends of famous outlaw couples throughout American history. From colonial highwaymen, to pirates on the high seas, to Wild West outlaws, we’ll bring you love stories from the unlikeliest of places. We’ll conclude with a thorough examination of the depression era bank-robbers, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty. Oh, I meant Bonnie and Clyde, sorry. We’ll see what we can do about separating the facts from the muck and mire of breathless fiction, and almost a century’s worth of lore and legend. Join us for this St. Valentine’s Day celebration of love on the wrong side of the law.

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1934 Newsreel Footage – Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Scene

Sources:

Bonnie Parker’s Poems

Poems penned in prison by gangster Bonnie go under hammer – The Scotsman

Riding with Bonnie and Clyde – WD Jones – Playboy Magazine – November 1968

Bonnie and Clyde’s “Other Side”: the Good-Bad Outlaws of Larry Buchanan by Mary Elizabeth Strunk – American Studies Journal

A. Winston Woodward’s Bonnie and Clyde History Blog

Bonnie and Clyde » historyonfilm.com

RR Auction: Past Auction Summary – Crime History – Bonnie and Clyde

Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn

Romantic Outlaws, Beloved Prisons by Martha Grace Duncan

The Couple That Kills Together, Stays Together – The Lineup

The Legend of Lavinia Fisher – Murder By Gaslight

Bruce Orr lets John and Lavinia Fisher’s skeletons out of the closet

Lavinia Fisher – Find A Grave

Belle Starr the Bandit Queen: How a Southern Girl Became a Legendary Western Outlaw – Atlas Obscura

If There’s a Man Among Ye: The Tale of Pirate Queens Anne Bonny and Mary Read – Smithsonian Magazine

Poem by Bonnie Parker Called “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde”

True Detective Magazine Collection on Scribd

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