Monday, December 10, 2012

Un de ces quatre, nous tomberons ensemble

On the way to Delhi, La. to work on our documentary, we stopped in Gibsland. Boots Hinton was five months old when his dad shot and killed Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow a few miles away. Hinton's dad was a Dallas sheriff's deputy then. The youngest in the posse of deputies who chased the bank robbers.

Hinton lived his whole life in Texas until he retired seven years ago. Then he relocated to Gibsland, opened the Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum and started hunting FBI files. He was playing solitaire in a room full of cigarette smoke when we met him.

Boots Hinton

Boots Hinton

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