Friday, January 6, 2012

Now a Jeff Guinn Bonnie & Clyde Movie?? Say It Ain't So!!

It seems I've got some catching up to do. I was alerted to the possibility of a new Bonnie & Clyde movie based on Jeff Guinn's dubious "author for hire" book Go Down Together-- The True Story of Bonnie & Clyde. In light of Director Tonya Holly's long standing labor of love, in working so diligently to bring an historically accurate account of this history to the big screen-- the news of a parallel effort by Jeff Guinn, to me-- falls somewhere within the spectrum of downright disturbing and outright outlandish.

As I've offered my opinion concerning Guinn's historically lacking and shoddily researched book on numerous occasions-- my pointed reaction to a "Go Down Together" based Bonnie & Clyde movie, should come as no surprise. The man who's forever labeled Bonnie Parker a prostitute and portrays the ambush of Bonnie and Clyde based on unfounded speculation-- is apparently trying to cash in on his 1/2 baked effort in a big way.

In understanding how Jeff seemingly used those he should have felt privileged to have even known-- rest assured, bringing a Bonnie Parker prostitute contention to the Silver Screen, will likely draw the sharp ire of Bonnie & Clyde family members-- and assuredly, those of us who strive to bring truth to Bonnie & Clyde History.

Perhaps this time, Jeff's "shameless" esscuse will be the same as before-- in his telling me straight faced "All written history is ultimately best guess". Well if that's true Jeff-- don't be surprised when many band together to level just criticism, and support actions deemed appropriate by those defending their own-- as well as Bonnie & History. The "real" Bonnie & Clyde History-- and not one as told by Santa's little helper.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Bonnie & Clyde's Death Car-- Still As Poignant As Ever

With "thanks" to good friend of the blog Joseph Rumeo, who hails from the great Canadian north-- recent Bonnie & Clyde Death Car pics, taken by him at Primm, Nevada.

Note the shots from Clyde's side, which after passing through both Bonnie and Clyde-- could only dent the strong steel of the car's exterior on Bonnie's side.

Also note a good cl
ose-up of the few shots fired by Dallas Deputy Bob Alcorn, which hit Bonnie's passenger side above the door. So too, of shots fired from the rear by Deputy Hinton-- which entered through the rear window and could have been responsible for severing Bonnie's spine.

Of additional interest, is a fresh photo of Clyde's blue Western style shirt-- as worn the day of the ambush. Black and white images tend to mute the realism and human dynamic associated with Bonnie & Clyde.

But just as color photos of Depression Age America so fortunately exist-- this color image reminds us, that Bonnie and Clyde as well as their victims-- did perish in living color.

The magnitude of carnage levied upon Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow that fateful day in May of '34 is always evident-- when viewing the bullet riddled death car. Movies are one thing-- but reality is quite another.