Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pit Shows #6


4 comments:

Ole Whitey said...

There were several Bonnie and Clyde death cars. Bill Siros out of Houston had one. After his car was on exhibit Bill found a picture of the death scene which showed a bullet hole he hadn't known about, so he had to drill one at the right place to make sure his B&C car was authentic. Not that a showman would mislead the public.

Grace Davis said...

My family had a friend who had what was supposed to be John Dillinger's car. It was a grind show. I can still hear his recorded bally with sound effects of a car chase.

Roger Smith said...

Someone around here once claimed the true B&C death car is on exhibit in Vegas. Has this one been accurately ID'd, once and for all? In my well-ordered youth, I have visited both their graves in Dallas. Bonnie is buried under her married name, as Mrs. Roy Thornton, and Clyde is buried far away with brother Buck. Photos of their graves, and their bodies, both at the death scene and in the morgues, are easily found throughout the net. Be careful if you care to visit the graves. These separate cemeteries are in rough parts of town.

Ole Whitey said...

When I was running the Texas Prison Rodeo, a Grand Jury from Dallas (I think it was) came to tour the prison and the Director asked me to escort them thru. Ted Hinton was in the group- he had been in the party that shot Bonnie and Clyde down. All those years that had been his claim to fame.