Full Service - Scotty Bowers

Full Service

By Scotty Bowers

  • Release Date: 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 497 Ratings)

Description

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. 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.

Reviews

  • Entertaining but,

    2
    By duziesuzie
    in my opinion, a bunch of hooey! Sounds like he's written about his wildest fantasies, and who can prove or disprove any of it?
  • Trash

    1
    By DGPistola
    No literally this is trash. So much that most of what is written you feel the "author" took a lot of liberties.
  • Fascinating and so much more !

    5
    By Andrea-on-the-go
    I enjoyed every page of it. Too bad a proper movie of this book will never be made due to the still conservative environment in Hollywood .
  • Waste of time and money

    1
    By Mariahs#1Lamb
    Worst book I have ever read! If I could give this crap 0 stars I would. It is poorly written, full of obvious lies, and disgusting. I found it very horrifying when he tried to convince the reader that is was normal and even loving to be molested. He comes off as a complete narcissist and uses crude language. I'm no prude but there's no reason for him to go into graphic detail about his sexual escapades. He also tells such blatant lies that it is laughable and makes you feel somewhat sorry for him. I only made it a few chapters in when I had to stop reading. It must be very sad to live an empty life like he did. Please don't waste your money on this.
  • Good, but not totally surprising

    4
    By Betbull8
    I never like things that are incredible, just to do incredible. I don't like "shock jocks" and the like, and at times that is exactly how this book felt. If it could happen it did and he said the same level of friendship applied to nearly everyone, which seemed convenient. I liked the stories, it was a fast read and I hope everyone who could be hurt by this isn't.
  • Full service

    4
    By Muffler chic
    Loved this book!! Not at all what I expected
  • Fan Fiction

    1
    By B.burr
    I was definitely underwhelmed by this book. I felt as if I was reading poorly written fan fiction by some imaginative cater-waiter. While I imagine there were tons of hidden Hollywood secrets during this time, I doubt that nearly every person in Hollywood was gay or "bisexual". Also this guy takes extreme liberties with his description of himself in comparison to his personal photos. I was just all around disappointed in this book, especially the constant degrading of homosexuals when he was partaking in same sex activities along with them.
  • Pure Rubbish

    1
    By Thelma79
    With the intense competition in the publishing world, I find it difficult to believe this piece of literary trash found a publisher at all. There is little new information and most of the 'stars' have been deceased for decades. (If you're younger than 65, you'll likely not recognize most of the names.)The repetitive descriptions of the author's promiscuous years are just plain gross and fill many pages of this book. I enjoy a good work of Hollywood fact or fiction and consider myself open-minded to the antics of actors. However, this book serves no purpose other than helping the author pay his nursing home bills if enough unassuming people actually buy it. (I have to wonder what favors Scotty Bowers called in to get this book published.) Glad I borrowed it from my local library.
  • Save your money

    1
    By Ajw6170
    It can be interesting at parts, but the old Hollywood stars are too old and gone by that unless you are in your 80's, you'll have difficulty caring about the sexual shenanigans. Thought it was going to be way better than it was. Disappointed that I spent my money.
  • Full Service

    5
    By Katierfle
    A juicy, sexy, sweet autobiography. I couldn't help wishing I could have met the author during his Long career as what my boys would call a "fix-it-up-chappy.

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