Posted by Bill Sanderson on Jan 22, 2020
At our meeting on January 22nd Karen Blumenthal, a well-known Dallas author, spoke about the lives and exploits of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow as related in her new bookBonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend. 
At our meeting on January 22nd Karen Blumenthal, a well-known Dallas author, spoke about the lives and exploits of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow as related in her new bookBonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend. Even though both grew up in Dallas they are known to the entire country from the movie "Bonnie and Clyde" which starred Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway and which portrayed the two in a surprisingly sympathetic light.
 
Karen related a few facts about them which aren't widely known. Bonnie was an adventurous sort who was a champion speller and a high school beauty queen. She was also a poet. One of her poems recognized the ultimate consequences of their crime and murder spree and asked that they be buried side by side which they weren't. For a time many contemporaries viewed them as Robin Hood figures but their fame turned to infamy when they murdered two Texas State Patrolmen in cold blood. However,that didn't stop 10,000 people from going to the funeral home  to view Clyde Barrow's bullet-riddled body.
 
Watch the meeting on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhGb60NYzTM