In the spring of 2019, actor and writer Bonnie and Charlie were spotted in the parking lot of a local bar, laughing and chatting with friends and family members.
The actors had just returned from a weekend at a party where they had played music video game characters in a live-action movie.
But as the story went, they had left the party late and never returned.
They had not returned to the parking spot.
Now, it has become the subject of a new book, “Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical.”
The book details the story of how the two characters became a Hollywood sensation in the early 1990s.
It also chronicles their personal lives and the obstacles they faced as they tried to keep their comedy alive.
The book was written by James McBride, who wrote “Bonny and Clyde” with actor James Caan.
The two actors were both born in New Jersey and were raised in Brooklyn.
The first two years of their lives were spent living in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
“I had to learn how to be a man, learn how not to get out of bed and how to cook and make sandwiches and clean the kitchen,” Bonnie says.
“The first two summers in Brooklyn, I would be home from work and my mother would bring us sandwiches.
And I would go, ‘Bonny, do you know what that is?
That’s the sandwich we made before we got out of school?'”
“My mother said, ‘You know what?
You don’t know that, but it is the sandwich.’
And I was like, ‘I don’t even know what sandwich that is, but I know how to make it.'”
Bonnie recalls her parents making sandwiches together for the first time in their home in Brooklyn in 1993, when they moved to Los Angeles for college.
“It was the first year I ever went to college,” she recalls.
She describes being a “fierce” student, “and I was so proud of my ability to do things, and I was able to be the person that I am today.”
In 1996, Bonnie was hired to be in the movie “Bonneville” as the voice of the fictional Bonnie, who sings to the tune of the theme song from “Bon Bon.”
She and her brother, actor Steve Buscemi, had a lot of fun filming the role.
“We made a lot more money than we thought,” she says.
In 1999, Bonnie made her film debut in “The Adventures of Bonnie & Charlie.”
It was her first film since her breakthrough role in “Bonnies World.”
In 2004, Bonnie starred in “Happy Birthday, Bonnie,” the musical that followed the events of the book.
It earned a record-breaking $50 million at the box office.
In 2011, Bonnie and Charlie made their Broadway debut as the “Bonies” in “Charlie & Bonnie,” an album that also starred Steve Bussemi and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
“Bon Bonnie and Bonnie and the Beanstalk,” a Broadway musical about a young couple who live in a small town in upstate New York, made its Broadway debut in 2017.
“Happy birthday, Bon Bonnie, and Bonnie & Charlie,” which was released in 2018, has sold more than 5 million copies.
Bonnie is also known for “Bonney & Clyde,” the TV series she co-created and wrote with her brother Steve Busesi.
“They’ve made so many great movies, but they’re my two greatest movies, because they were both based on real people and stories that have never been told,” Bonnie said of her brothers.
“When they started writing this book, I was very surprised and very humbled that they were doing a book about my life and my family.
I really appreciated that.”
Bonnie & Clyde is available on Amazon.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.