On the Trail of Bonnie and Clyde

Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00 pm

Part travelogue and part history, this lecture presented by Christopher Daley will chronicle the story of Bonnie and Clyde, separating myth from reality!

Eighty years ago in 1934 a police ambush put an end to bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. For years the public has been fascinated with the story of this Dust Bowl Romeo and Juliet. However, much of what people know is derived from the 1967 movie "Bonnie and Clyde," and, more recently, from a highly fictionalized movie seen on A&E & the History Channel. Much myth, conjecture, and outright lies have grown up about the two Texas bandits, but when one delves into the true story of these two lovers, a much more interesting and human story emerges, truly better than the entertainment industry creations.

Christopher Daley has traveled over 4,000 miles through the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri on the "Trail of Bonnie and Clyde," photographing and making video of the sites of their homes, murders, robberies, shootouts and hideouts. Along the way he met characters like L.J. "Boots" Hinton, the son of lawman Ted Hinton - a member of the posse that took down Bonnie & Clyde in 1934 - and the mayor of dusty Kemp, Texas, who related a fascinating story of Bonnie's incarceration at the Kemp Calaboose. Get ready to experience the real story of this infamous duo!