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Bonnie & Clyde; Al Ringling Theatre; Sears Home
Questions for the detectives: Were five spent bullets owned by a Wisconsin woman taken from the bodies of Bonnie and Clyde? Did an Akron, Ohio, house come from a Sears catalog kit? And is the Al Ringling Theatre in Baraboo, Wis., the nation's first movie palace? The bullet owner's question stems from the fact that her grandfather-in-law, a Dallas "ballistician," investigated Bonnie and Clyde in 1934, the year they died. The Akron house, built in 1916, has many similarities to the Sears houses, which detective Gwendolyn Wright calls "the American Dream in kit form." And the 800-seat Ringling Theatre, built in 1915, is certainly ornate. But, asks detective Elyse Luray: "How do you define a movie palace?"
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