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What was "Bonnie and Clyde" about?

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Bonnie and Clyde were American outlaws from Dallas, Texas. During the Great Depression, they traveled throughout the Central United States with their gang, known as "The Barrow Gang," robbing banks, stores and gas stations. They took the lives of many people in the process, and their short lives ended when they were caught and killed by police. They are often portrayed as one of Hollywood's most glamorous outlaw couples.

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What was "Bonnie and Clyde" about?
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Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Chestnut Barrow were a young couple who met and fell madly in love during the Great Depression. Shortly after they became a couple, Clyde was arrested and sent to jail for past crimes. With Bonnie's help, Clyde escaped from prison, but he was later recaptured. He spent almost two years in jail and was granted an early parole. After his release, Clyde was unable to secure work, so he, Bonnie, and a crew Clyde headed, known as "The Barrow Gang," began robbing and stealing and killing innocent people.

Bonnie's loyalty to Clyde is one of the main reasons why their story was and still is romanticized by Hollywood. Bonnie had the opportunity to leave Clyde and start a new life free of crime, but her loyalty to him made her stay with him, even though she knew this choice would ultimately lead to her death. Bonnie and Clyde, spent a total of two years committing crimes and running from the police. On May 23,1934, the police ambushed the couple and shot them to death.

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    Where are Bonnie and Clyde buried?

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    Bonnie and Clyde were buried at different cemeteries in Dallas, Texas. Clyde Barrow is buried at the Western Heights Cemetery right next to his brother. Bonnie Elizabeth Parker is now buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery after she was moved by her family from the Fishtrap Cemetery.

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    How do you make Bonnie and Clyde costumes?

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    When putting together a Bonnie and Clyde costume, refer to famous historic images of the pair that display a distinct 1930s style. The Bonnie costume should comprise a calf-length skirt, fitted sweater, beret and black or brown dress shoes. The Clyde costume should consist of a three-piece-suit, fedora hat and patterned tie.

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    Who were Bonnie and Clyde?

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    Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were American criminals who committed multiple murders and robberies of gas stations, stores, and banks during the Great Depression of the 1930s, working their way across the country and hitting targets in Texas, Full Answer >

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    What type of clothes did Bonnie and Clyde wear?

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    Bonnie Parker wore long A-line skirts, a striped blouse and strapped high heels while Clyde Barrow wore a suit with a fedora and a tie. Bonnie and Clyde usually wore standard 1930s era clothing.

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