Commercials: The Bonnie & Clyde Caper

That mythical magic of Bonnie and Clyde just will not fade. Now television is using them in a smartly satirical way.

TWA has a funny commercial that shows Bonnie, Clyde, C. W. Moss and the in-laws chugging along toward an airport in a 1931 Buick while frantic banjo music gives pace to the scene. Nobody likes to hang around an airport, says an urbane narrator—and so the bandits, every one the spit and image of the movie cast, scurry out of their car and make their way onto a TWA jet, leaving the cops behind.

Flying A gasoline sponsors another Bonnie...

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