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

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Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, 2012 - Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - 286 pages
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The wholesome image of America propagated by Hollywood in the 1940s, '50s and '60s is one of the most persistent in popular culture: loving wives, smiling children. But off the set, many of the actors who helped create this image were secretly leading very wild lives, and one man in particular was helping them: Scotty Bowers. At a time when sex outside of marriage was taboo, Scotty built up a reputation as the guy who could discreetly fix you up. Scotty slept with many stars himself, and connected others with his friends. Here, he tells his story for the first time. Scotty came to Hollywood after serving in the Marines in World War II, and began working at a gas station on Hollywood Boulevard. One day, he was approached and picked up by actor Walter Pidgeon, who whisked him off to a friend's villa for the first of many encounters with Hollywood's rich and famous. He developed long-term friendships with stars like Katharine Hepburn and Noel Coward, but he always kept it quiet--until he now provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution.--From publisher description.

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

So poorly written it's hard to believe. Not that I expected fine literature, going in, mind you. I expected garbage with a side of Katherine Hepburn gossip. What I got was just... icky. Bowers is so ... Read full review

FULL SERVICE: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A memoir about the author's role in the secret sex lives of Hollywood's Golden Age stars.Bowers, a long-time Hollywood hanger-on, delivers a bizarrely upbeat, frequently stomach-churning chronicle of ... Read full review

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Scotty Bowers moved to LA after WWII and spent years as a bartender, confidante and gigolo to a host of Hollywood icons, Now eighty-eight years old, Bowers still works as a bartender at private functions in Hollywood. ..Lionel Friedberg is an Emmy Award-winning producer, director and writer.

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