Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -- in New York City?

Butch Cassidy and Harry Longabaugh (aka the 'Sundance Kid') were notorious Western outlaws of the 1890s-1900s who were rendered into romantic icons courtesy Robert Redford and Paul Newman.  I did not realize these two scalawags had any connection to New York City until I watched this clip from tonight's PBS American Experience documentary on the adventurous criminals:


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Here is the photo of Longabaugh and Etta Place, taken at De Young's photo studio at 815 Broadway:



This is not New York City related in anyway, but I just loved finding this headline in an 1898 issue of the Salt Lake City Herald


The American Experience film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid debuts tonight on PBS, 9 pm EST. Check your local listings.



  

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