Dangerous Attractions

Submitted by ub on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 11:39

Bonnie and Clyde were an unstoppable team. The ragtag bank robber duo were inspiring legends everywhere they went.

Bonnie Elizabeth Parker and Clyde Champion Barrow were lovers who traveled the Central United States with their gang during the Great Depression. They were known for their bank robberies, although they also robbed small stores and rural businesses.

This image of their romantic embrace makes it clear why so many people were attracted to their story. Even if they were hardened criminals, you wanted to root for their passion.

Frank Hamer and Maney Gault killed the infamous 1930s crime duo in a torrent of bullets. The infamy of outlawed duo Bonnie and Clyde has endured, but history has forgotten those who ended their crime and murder spree.

By the time Parker and Barrow were gunned down on May 23, 1934, the fascination surrounding them had grown dark. Crowds of people surrounded their fresh corpses, grabbing at locks of their hair and clothing before they could be cleared away by the authorities. That dark end is a long way from the love seen in this photo.