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General Information

Name:  Scotty Bowers  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1924 in Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Bowers grew up in rural Illinois. In 1933, he moved to Chicago with his family.

Biographical and Professional Information

Scotty Bowers fought in the Pacific, including at the Battle of Iwo Jima, as a paramarine in the Marine Corps during World War II. In 1946 he was pumping gas at a service station when he says Walter Pidgeon gave him $20 for a gay sexual encounter. Word spread, and in 1950 he stopped working at the service station. Bowers became well known in Hollywood for arranging sexual encounters for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and heterosexuals.

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Titles At Your Library

Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
ISBN: 0802120075

Grove Press. 2012

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, Noø«l 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 th

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