Jim Thompson Mystery Solved!

SOLVED! The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson, the Thai Silk King

Chapter 3

Jim's founding of the Thai Silk Company

Jim was particularly excited that silk was gradually becoming a hit among the fashion-conscious. While moving around, he came across a run-down shop which sold Thai silk. For a while, he toyed with the idea that he could improve on the quality of the material. But he realised he was unable to do so immediately because of a shortage of funds. That same year, however, a chance came his way. He met George Barrie, an old-time friend from Santa Monica, California. He brought George to the Chinese silk shop. George was amazed at what he saw. At first sight, he knew Thai silk had the potential of being a marketable item. Towards the end of 1948, George partnered Jim to form the Thai Silk Company. It was capitalised at US$25,000. They each bought eighteen per cent of its shares. The remaining sixty-four per cent were sold to both Thai and foreign investors.


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SOLVED! The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson, the Legendary Thai Silk King (Excerpt) by Edward Roy De Souza

Excerpts from "SOLVED! The Mysterious Disappearance of Jim Thompson, the Legendary Thai Silk King", an imprint of Word Association Publishers (www.wordassociation.com), 205 5th Avenue, Tarentum, PA 15084, USA. ISBN: 1-932205-89-6. Copyright 2004 by Edward Roy De Souza. roysouza@singnet.com.sg



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Posted on 8-Aug-2006

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