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8 Surprising Facts You Might Not Have Known About Bonnie and Clyde

4) The pictures were left behind

Below is the hideout where in 1933 in Joplin, MO, police thought they were approaching some bootleggers. Law enforcement had no idea it was the Barrow Gang until after the shootout began.

Many of their possessions were left behind when the gang fled the scene, including an undeveloped roll of film. These images only added to the media frenzy of the increasingly-wanted couple. And, that’s where the most famous photos of the pair come from. It was Blanche’s camera and there is speculation about whether Buck may have taken some of the photos.

8 Surprising Facts About Bonnie and Clyde

This is the abode where the now-famous film was discovered. Via/ Wiki Commons

3) Bonnie could barely walk towards the end

Despite the romantic notion that the two were young, free, and in love, Bonnie had a serious leg injury that likely prevented her from being as free and easy we like to imagine her. Bonnie’s leg had been seriously burned during a car crash with Clyde, a fact which some say explains why he’s carrying her in some of the photographs.

8 Surprising Facts About Bonnie and Clyde

This D.O.J. wanted poster outlines the couples various injuries. They had both been shot in the legs by the time this
poster was made. Via/ Wiki Commons

2) Bonnie wrote poetry

Particularly during her time in prison separated from Clyde after a failed robbery in 1932 Bonnie wrote poems. However, Bonnie wrote two of her most famous poems, “Suicide Sal” and “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde” while she was on the run with Clyde.

1) Bonnie kept her wedding ring on until her death

Bonnie married her high school sweetheart, Ray Thorton, at only 15. Despite her relationship with Clyde being a love-at-first-sight romance, she kept Thorton’s ring on until she and Clyde were gunned down on May 23rd, 1934, in Louisiana. Although, among the belongings recovered from the 1933 shootout was a promise ring Clyde had made while in Eastham prison: a silver plated ring with a three headed snake design.

8 Surprising Facts About Bonnie and Clyde

The ambush site where Bonnie and Clyde lost their lives. Via/ Wiki Commons

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