I've been speaking recently to quite a few people, who dealt in the past with Louis T Stanley. One of the opinions that was offered on many occasions, can best be illustrated by how one person evidenced it. I quote:
"Have you read "Strictly Off The Record"? If you believe that, he was present for everything, every event, every important meeting, every tragedy, every aftermath, and he bloody well wasn't!! But my god he liked you to think he was!! He should have been in PR, trouble is, he'd only have one client, himself!"
As I say, a view shared by many, who are proven to have worked or interacted with "Big Lou".
As a boy/young man, my opinion was obviously from a great distance, but he seemed to drag BRM down singlehandedly with what seemed to me, a very blinkered AND short sighted grasp of reality, summed up for me by Mike Wilds DFV story.
So was the problem Stanley or lack of money, or was the lack of money Stanley's fault, as one ex colleague proffered?
He seems a bit of an enigma!