Biography Destroys Bonnie And Clyde's Glamorous Image10 March 2009
The 1967 movie portrayed the 1930s bank-robbing couple as a glamorous and attractive criminal duo - but Jeff Guinn's book Go Down Together offers a different take on the notiorous outlaws.
He writes, "(They) were both cripples. He deliberately cut off two of his own toes while in a Texas prison and limped badly, and Bonnie's leg was so horribly burned in a car wreck caused by Clyde's reckless driving that she hopped rather than walked, and usually had to be carried.
"(They) spent most nights in their car, eating cans of cold beans, relieving themselves behind bushes and bathing in streams."
Bonnie and Clyde are set to be resurrected in a new movie in 2010 - starring Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers.
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