Sunday, December 6, 2009

"Bonnie's Beret Booming"

I found this beautiful little article in the St Petersburg Times, but my underdeveloped computer skills (read my copy & paste skills) don't allow me to paste it in here (so click the link, please).
And indeed, Bonnie and Clyde had a huge impact on the beret; in rising sales (and therefore employment in an already vanishing industry) and in the general street scene - both in the United States, Europe and Oceania.
Bonnie and Clyde in March 1933, in a photo found by police at the Joplin, Missouri hideout.
Author Jeff Guinn, in his 2009 book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, explains Bonnie & Clyde's huge appeal: "Although Clyde and Bonnie were never criminal masterminds or even particularly competent crooks — their two year crime spree was as much a reign of error as terror — the media made them seem like they were, and that was enough to turn them into icons.... Barrow Gang fans liked the idea of colorful young rebels sticking it to bankers and cops. Clyde and Bonnie were even better than actors like Jimmy Cagney who committed crimes onscreen, because they were doing it for real."

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