05 May 2008

casting call: the story of bonnie and clyde

town talk excerpt:
Movie officials will field extras for the "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" at the downtown Rapides Foundation building in classrooms "C" and "D" on May 22, 2008 from 4 to 7 p.m. for scenes that will be shot in and around Alexandria, La. It isn't necessary to have acting experience for the roles the studio is looking for, she said. All you initially need is a photograph and contact information that can be presented to casting directors.

Movie officials aren't looking for models to play small roles they must fill for the movie, rather they are looking for interesting characters.
The Rapides Foundation building, 1101 4th Street, classrooms "C" and "D". [map]

Famous Cases
Bonnie and Clyde

Clyde Champion Barrow and his companion, Bonnie Parker, were shot to death by officers in an ambush near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, on May 23, 1934, after one of the most colorful and spectacular manhunts the Nation had seen up to that time.

Barrow was suspected of numerous killings and was wanted for murder, robbery, and state charges of kidnaping.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), then called the Bureau of Investigation, became interested in Barrow and his paramour late in December, 1932, through a singular bit of evidence. A Ford automobile, which had been stolen in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, was found abandoned near Jackson, Michigan in September of that year. At Pawhuska, it was learned another Ford car had been abandoned there which had been stolen in Illinois. A search of this car revealed it had been occupied by a man and a woman, indicated by abandoned articles therein. In this car was found a prescription bottle, which led Special Agents to a drug store in Nacogdoches, Texas, where investigation disclosed the woman for whom the prescription had been filled was Clyde Barrow's aunt.

Further investigation revealed that the woman who obtained the prescription had been visited recently by Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, and Clyde's brother, L. C. Barrow. It also was learned that these three were driving a Ford car, identified as the one stolen in Illinois. It was further shown that L. C. Barrow had secured the empty prescription bottle from a son of the woman who had originally obtained it.

On May 20, 1933, the United States Commissioner at Dallas, Texas, issued a warrant against Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, charging them with the interstate transportation, from Dallas to Oklahoma, of the automobile stolen in Illinois. The FBI then started its hunt for this elusive pair. ~ read more from the federal bureau of investigation website
see also
frank r. ballinger's
bonnie and clyde's hideout - a wealth of information, photographs, etc.
clyde barrow memorial at find-a-grave
bonnie parker memorial at find-a-grave
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