Titanic Thompson

Alvin Thompson biography by Kevin Cook's Discuss this article

tomson42611_1
© ITP Images
Kevin Cook

Picador
The true story of the legend who inspired the character of Guy Masterson in Guys and Dolls, this biography follows Alvin ‘Titanic’ Thompson as he marries his way through five different women and murders five different men. A legendary tale of a man who travelled with just his golf clubs, a revolver and a suitcase full of cash, the story is a fascinating peek at 20th century America.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Bahrain,

Add your review/feedback

Subscribe to weekender newsletter

Prove you're not a robot:

Submit

The Knowledge

8 things to do this weekend
Aug 27

From brunching Bollywood style to dancing with the art.haus underground, there’s plenty going on this weekend in Bahrain

Gary Barlow to play Dubai Media City
Aug 25

Take That frontman and X Factor judge will perform on October 17

8 things to do this weekend
Aug 20

Let your hair down and enjoy one of these events

Newsletters

Sign up now