Do Not Know It...
Titanic Thompson was actually Alvin Clarence Thomas from Rogers,
And, it is a matter of fact that Mr. Thomas never signed a hotel
register with any name other than his own, Alvin C. Thomas.
So, it was by choice, and through word, manner, deed and thought,
that Alvin Clarence Thomas created the character, Titanic Thompson,
and quietly lived the very private life of Americas seminal golfer,
My thanks to Mr. Thomass living heirs: his sons, Thomas E. Thomas,
and Ty Wayne Thomas, and the wife who who lovingly cared for him in
his later years, Jeanette.
It was from his family, and from the Thomas estate that I purchased
all rights, including the rights to Titanic Thompsons life story.
Finally, a very special thanks to Dr. James Hill of Dallas, Tys
friend and the previous licenser for the Thomas estate. Through the
years, Dr. Hill has helped and continues to help me and the Thomas
family protect their rights to the memories of Alvin Clarence Thomas,
the man who was Titanic Thompson.
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