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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scotty Bowers Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon, Full Service is a fascinating chronicle of Hollywood’s sexual underground in the years following World War II.

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 town’s 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 Hollywood’s 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. 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “I have known Scotty Bowers for the better part of a century. I’m so pleased that he has finally decided to tell his story to the world…Scotty doesn’t lie—the stars sometimes do—and he knows everybody.”

    Gore Vidal

  • “A ribald memoir…Full Service at the very least highlights how sharply the rules of engagement for reporting celebrity gossip have changed…It’s much harder to keep details as salacious as the ones Mr. Bowers outlines under wraps.”

    New York Times

  • “A jaw-dropping firsthand account of closeted life in Hollywood during the ‘40s and ‘50s. The wholesome image of the postwar American family was acted, written, directed, and designed by people for whom such a life was never possible and Bowers writes about their pain and brilliance with the childlike wonder of Chauncey Gardiner.”

    Griffin Dunne, American actor, film producer, and director

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About the Author

Scotty Bowers is an ex-Marine who served in the Pacific theater, including Iwo Jima, during World War II. He settled in Hollywood in 1945, where his first job was in a gas station before he became a bartender. He still works today as a bartender for private functions in Hollywood and lives in the Hollywood Hills.