Monday, November 30, 2009

So in love

Although she was busy "partaking" in armed hold ups between 1931 and 1934, Bonnie,from her beret down to her cute shoes, always managed to look ever so stylish !
It is still heavily debated whether she actually was a part of the robberies, whether or not she ever fired a gun, or whether she was just so in love that she went simply out of devotion to her boyfriend.I prefer to believe she was young and in love.
Bonnie Parker was 19 when she first met Clyde Barrow in January 1930 at a friend's house. Cylde had dropped by to visit a friend where Bonnie was staying while she was out of work. Bonnie was in the kitchen making hot cocoa when Clyde walked in, they took one look at each other and both were instantly smitten. They became inseparable.She remained a loyal and devoted girlfriend as they carried out their crime spree and awaited the violent deaths they knew would follow.
Bonnie Parker gained a reputation as a cigar-smoking gun toting gangsters moll. This grew out of a gag snapshot found by police and then released to the press. She was in fact just a gal next door type who loved her boyfriend and loved chain smoking Camel cigarettes.
On May 23 1934 she and Cylde were gunned down by police on a desolate stretch of road near their Bienville Parish, Louisiana hideout.
Bonnie was only 23 years old.


  1. I agree - Bonnie & Clyde were one of the most romantic criminals of the 20th century. The whole idea of bandits stealing from the rich and outwitting the law during the depression was wildly appealing to the public, and this dynamic duo found lots of support from them. :)

    Have you seen the 1967 movie with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway? It was fabulous, and very informative!

  2. Yes ! I wish someone would remake it and cast a young actress as Bonnie & focus more on when Bonnie was at high school and her meeting Clyde, the love story i guess !

  3. She was certainly stylish indeed and so petite I don't think she could lift one of those guns let alone fire it !