Ted Bundy Exhibit Opens at Pigeon Forge Museum Jan 24, 2019 14:10:58 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Jan 24, 2019 14:10:58 GMT -5
Bundy Exhibit Opens at Pigeon Forge Museum
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Today, January 24, 2019, marks 30 years since the execution of one of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th century: Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy. In conjunction with this memorable day, the Alcatraz East Crime Museum is adding new items – some of which are being displayed for the first time – to its Ted Bundy exhibit. The exhibit is set up in front of Bundy’s infamous 1968 Volkswagen Beetle, which has been at the museum for some time. Among the items on display are letters archiving personal correspondence between Bundy, his wife Carole Ann Boone and J. Victor “Vic” Africano, during the Kimberly Leach trial. There are also photographs, cards and a radio given to Bundy by his mother which he kept in his cell on death row.
The exhibit coincides with the upcoming film, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron as Bundy. The film will focus on Bundy’s relationships with girlfriend Liz Kloepfer, who wrote The Phantom Prince, and Carole Ann Boone, whom he married in the courtroom during the Leach trial. The film is set to debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 26.
“Ted Bundy has always held an extra fascination for our visitors and many come specifically to see his Volkswagen Beetle that was such a big part of his crime spree,” explains Rachael Penman, director of artifacts and exhibits at Alcatraz East Crime Museum. “Now museum visitors will have a glimpse inside his frame of mind in the years after his capture and his relationships with his former girlfriend Liz and wife Carole.”
The infamous 1968 Volkswagen Beetle Bundy owned is associated with numerous murders in Washington state, Oregon and Utah prior to his arrest in a stolen VW in Florida. The tan VW later yielded important forensic evidence linking him to some of the murders.
It is hoped the limited time display will shed light on the private side of the notorious killer. General admission tickets are $24.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.
Source: WATE, January 24, 2019; and WVLT-TV, January 23, 2019.