Letter: Louise King obituary

By Paul Foxall
Peter Collins and his wife, Louise King, in 1957.
Peter Collins and his wife, Louise King, in 1957. Photograph: Bernard Cahier/Getty Images

During the late 1950s I made films of grand prix racing. Consequently, we saw the driver Peter Collins and his wife, the actor Louise King, at various racing circuits.

Mike Hawthorn, the racing driver.
Mike Hawthorn, the racing driver. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

At Spa in 1958 to film the Belgian Grand Prix, the crew and I had a meal in the town one evening and saw Peter, Louise and Mike Hawthorn coming out of a restaurant. Their friendship was well known in motor racing: camaraderie between drivers was much stronger then than it is today, so the way the three of them got on so well was not unusual.


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