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Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars

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Synopsis:

Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the towns stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends. His own lovers included Edith Piaf, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, and the abdicated King of England Edward VIII, and he arranged tricks or otherwise crossed paths with Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Noël Coward, Mae West, James Dean, Rock Hudson and J. Edgar Hoover, to name but a few.

Full Service is not only a fascinating chronicle of Hollywoods sexual underground, but also exposes the hypocrisy of the major studios, who used actors to propagate a myth of a conformist, sexually innocent America knowing full well that their stars personal lives differed dramatically from this family-friendly mold. As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon, Full Service provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution and is a testament to a man who provided sex, support, and affection to countless people.

About the Author

Scotty Bowers, now 88, still works as a bartender at private functions in Hollywood.

Lionel Friedberg is an Emmy-winning producer, director and professional writer.

Table of Contents

Authors' Notes

Preface

Chapter 1: Dream Factory

Chapter 2: Gas Station on Hollywood Boulevard

Chapter 3: Awakenings

Chapter 4: Full Service

Chapter 5: Big City

Chapter 6: Star Treatment

Chapter 7: Turning Tricks

Chapter 8: Boot Camp

Chapter 9: Into Battle

Chapter 10: Firmament of Stars

Chapter 11: Vice Squad

Chapter 12: Paternity

Chapter 13: Mixing Drinks

Chapter 14: A Royal Affair

Chapter 15: At The Crossroads

Chapter 16: Moving On

Chapter 17: Myths

Chapter 18: Bar Service

Chapter 19: Finding Out

Chapter 20: Close Encounters of Every Kind

Chapter 21: To Each His Own

Chapter 22: The Young And The Restless

Chapter 23: In High Places

Chapter 24: Drag Queens And Music

Chapter 25: True Love

Chapter 26: Friends

Chapter 27: The Seventies

Chapter 28: Kew Drive

Chapter 29: Looking Back

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802120076
Author:
Bowers, Scotty
Publisher:
Grove Press
Author:
Friedberg, Lionel
Author:
Lionel Frie
Author:
dberg
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the towns stars and starlets. He began sleeping with some himself, and connecting others with his coterie of young, attractive, and sexually free-spirited friends. His own lovers included Edith Piaf, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh, Cary Grant, and the abdicated King of England Edward VIII, and he arranged tricks or otherwise crossed paths with Tennessee Williams, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Gloria Swanson, Noël Coward, Mae West, James Dean, Rock Hudson and J. Edgar Hoover, to name but a few.

Full Service is not only a fascinating chronicle of Hollywoods sexual underground, but also exposes the hypocrisy of the major studios, who used actors to propagate a myth of a conformist, sexually innocent America knowing full well that their stars personal lives differed dramatically from this family-friendly mold. As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon, Full Service provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution and is a testament to a man who provided sex, support, and affection to countless people.

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