Showing posts with label Alvin Creepy Karpis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alvin Creepy Karpis. Show all posts

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Alvin "Creepy" Karpis
As most of you know, Manson met Karpis in prison... and Karpis taught Manson to play guitar.  JohnnySeattle suggested exploring Karpis further, and this thread is the result.  I found some excellent video footage regarding Karpis, which effectively tells his whole story/biography.  To save myself tons of typing, I decided to tell Karpis' story primarily through video.  Here goes:
This first video (in two parts) is Karpis' story, in a nutshell.
This video is an interview with the Real Alvin Karpis.
Most notably, he shows absolutely no remorse, when questioned about killing folks during his robberies. 
It's downright... well... creepy!
Here's a great website that has everything you ever wanted to know about Karpis... and more!
Sunset77 Writes:
I just seen a YouTube vid you may be interested in, apparently the "Ma" Barker house is for sale.
Alvin "Creepy" Karpis was a member of the Barker-Karpis gang.  In April, 1962 Karpis was transferred from Alcatraz to McNeil Island Penitentiary where he met a young Charles Manson.
"This kid approaches me to request music lessons. He wants to learn guitar and become a music star. “Little Charlie” is so lazy and shiftless, I doubt if he'll put in the time required to learn. He has a pleasant voice and a pleasing personality, although he's unusually meek and mild for a convict. He never has a harsh word to say and is never involved in even an argument."  Manson told him he would be bigger than the Beatles, but Karpis decided to leave Manson on his own regarding his music career.--Alvin Karpis--Wikipedia 
 Thanks JohnnySeattle and Sunset77!!!