Bonnie and Clyde Festival 2010
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The Bonnie and Clyde Festival is held every May the weekend that is the closest to May 23, the day Bonnie and Clyde died in an ambush near Gibsland, Louisiana. I had the privilege to have my son Keith go with me and to collaborate in taking pictures of the festival. I always like to see pictures from his perspective as he has a unique eye and photographic vision. I had fun and enjoyed the trip and I got to meet several interesting people. Hope you enjoy.
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Gibsland is a typical small Southern town.


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It has a deep history of patriotism and religion.


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. . . and references to Mayberry quickly come to mind.


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With the railroad the town prospered.


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But then Interstate 20 bypassed the town.


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Taken was the car traffic and it's revenue.


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Doors were locked and the town withered and is mostly abandoned today.


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Filling stations now sit empty.


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Gibsland's claim to fame is it's connection to Bonnie and Clyde.


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On May 23, 1934 Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed by a posse of 6 lawmen and died here.


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Bonnie and Clyde purchased their last meal at Ma Canfields that morning.


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Today the Ambush Museum is located in the old cafe'.


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Every May Gibsland host the Bonnie and Clyde Festival.


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Look-a-Likes and people in period dress fill the street.


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The Real Bonnie and her look-a-like.


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Vendors set-up on Main Street.


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Something good cooking.
Photo by Keith Medlin


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The smell of Corney Dogs and Funnel Cakes fill the air.


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Photo by Keith Medlin


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Vintage Cars collect downtown.


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Public Transportation.


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Other ways to go.


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"Public Enemies" put on a show.


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Lanny and crew of "Public Enemies"
Photo Keith Medlin


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Photo by Keith Medlin


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Photo by Keith Medlin


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What festival would be complete without and Elvis impersonator?
Keith Medlin


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Photo by Keith Medlin


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Buddy Barrow Williams, nephew of Clyde.


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Ted Hinton, Dallas Deputy, member of ambush group and Son "Boots" Hinton.


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Cindy Smith preforms a songs she wrote about Bonnie and Clyde


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Careful, Cindy Smith is also a member of the "Fast Draw Society.
Photo Keith


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Dixie Sedgwick does a scene from one of her plays about B&C


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Tonya Holly is the director and producer of a new movie coming out 2011.


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Vintage Law
Photo by Keith Medlin


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Photo by Keith Medlin


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Photo by Keith Medlin


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Time to go back to yesteryear!


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Everything is quiet in town.


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Gun fire erupts!


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A grocery store is robbed and lawmen respond.


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They get away!


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Tourist paparazzi


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Son of lawman and nephew of Outlaw.
Photo by Keith Medlin


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Buddy Barrow Williams and Lanny.
Photo by Keith Medlin


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This "Look-a-Like" was very photogenic.


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