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The True Story of Bonnie Parker

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: The True Story of Bonnie Parker Reply with quote

15 Minute Drama on Radio 4

A new look at the story of Bonnie and Clyde. The True Story of Bonnie Parker uses historical sources to illustrate how a series of often disastrous decisions led the former waitress from Cement City to end up as one of America's most wanted criminals. It reveals how the press first celebrated and then reviled Bonnie Parker as her notoriety grew. Even during their lifetimes, the depiction of the couple in the press was at considerable odds with the reality of their life on the road. But most of all, this is about a doomed love affair, a twentieth century Romeo and Juliet, with guns.

Having dropped out of high school and married at 16, the young Bonnie Parker is working as a waitress. Her life is about to change-when she meets Clyde Barrow.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xmcz

Not sure if I go along with the Romeo/Juliet claim .. guns or no guns.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A(nother) rather glamorised account of these two,I thought.

On Bonnie Parker's grave the following words are engraved...

"As the flowers are all made sweeter by the sunshine and the dew, so this old world is made brighter by the lives of folks like you."

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