Maybe Mae, very good comparison in regards to their articulation! And Dillinger’s cosmetic surgery brings to mind Johnny’s attempts to remain under the radar.
suec wrote: I also like the bit about the reporters doing a double take when interviewing Dillinger, and he having better diction than theirs. That's pretty similar to Johnny too, who knows what it feels like to be under-estimated.
I think the issue of fame is something they also have in common. In the end, Dillinger's fame became a burden, restricting his lifestyle, despite his enjoyment of the spotlight at times - restrictive enough for him to undertake cosmetic surgery.
the blonde, I was only familiar with Bonnie and Clyde (and not even them that much). I was familiar with the names Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly and Baby Face Nelson in that they were gangsters. But I am embarrassed to admit that although I was aware that John Dillinger was an outlaw, I thought his time was much earlier…..like a century prior. Thanks to Johnny, I’ve expanded my knowledge yet again.
Too-Tall Tula, I agree with the comparison to CJS.
Spook, that is really scary! Were you aware while it was happening that the police had it under control?
At the beginning of it all, they had been at my window.
I tipped off our security guard & we watched as everything unfolded.
We had to watch them for 2 weeks. That's all we could do.
You just get this feeling. They were studying us.
I was noticing little things & behaviors.
We were like hens in a cage, with wolves circling us.
They would come in as pairs.
It was never the 6 men all at once, until that early morning that they were going to come in.
I was openning and inside the bank when their car pulled up.
That morning you could just FEEL IT.
The police were near by & watching.
They never got in, because the police went over to them.
It was very scary.
I never want to work at a bank again.
I could see Johnny being Dillinger.
But if he was right in front of me doing that.
I'd freak out!