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Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars von [Bowers, Scotty]
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“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. His startling memoir includes great figures like Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Scotty doesn't lie—the stars sometimes do—and he knows everybody.”—Gore Vidal

“Mr. Bowers, 88, recalls his highly unorthodox life in a ribald memoir . . . [A] lurid, no-detail-too-excruciating account of a sexual Zelig who (if you believe him) trawled an X-rated underworld for over three decades without getting caught. . . . [A] lot of what Mr. Bowers has to say is pretty shocking. . . . Full Service at the very least highlights how sharply the rules of engagement for reporting celebrity gossip have changed. . . . [I]t’s much harder to keep details as salacious as the ones Mr. Bowers outlines under wraps.”—Brooks Barnes, 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. Turner Classic Movies will never quite look the same."—Griffin Dunne, Actor/Director

“[Scotty Bowers] made his reputation by sleeping with everyone in Hollywood who wasn’t actually Lassie, and now he tells all. If you ever suspected that Spencer Tracy was bisexual and Tyrone Power a coprophiliac, and if you happen to believe everything you read, here is all the testimony you require.”—Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“[Q]uel scandale!”—Vanity Fair

“This handsome ex-Marine and his friendly gas station have long been alluded to in Hollywood memoirs. And now, at last, they go public.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“The book is like a 286-page gossip column from Hollywood’s golden age—it names all the names and spills all the secrets. Bowers was a . . . free-love advocate far ahead of his time who claimed Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Edith Piaf and the Duke of Windsor (to mention just a few) as lovers.”—W Magazine, “February’s Most Wanted”

“[A] tell-all book . . . .Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, George Cukor, Katharine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh are among those named by Bowers, now 88. . . . Younger readers—at least those raised in the Internet and TMZ age—may find nearly as shocking the fact that the stories were squelched by studio publicists and remained largely under wraps back in the day.”—Chicago Tribune

“Connoisseurs of lurid tell-alls and the golden age of Hollywood will almost certainly be entranced by Full Service.”—The Atlantic Wire

“The Scotty I knew was a guy who always seemed to be enjoying his life working morning, noon and night, with never a gripe; always with a smile to greet you, and never with an axe to grind. After a lifetime in Hollywood, that’s a remarkable feat and its own kind of Zen.”—David Patrick Columbia, New York Social Diary

"They said he'd never talk — but at long last, the legendary Scotty Bowers has told his story, with all the honesty, compassion and insight that made him a confidant of movie stars, directors, billionaires, and politicians. Bowers knew Hollywood like no one else, invited behind closed doors to observe firsthand the true stories of America's dream factory. This is juicy, juicy stuff—but just as importantly, it's a seminal chapter of American popular culture that gives us a richer understanding of the people, times, and culture of Hollywood's Golden Age."—William J. Mann, author of Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn

"A picaresque romp that unabashedly uncovers long-hidden sexual scandals during Hollywood's golden years."—John Rechy, author of City of Night

“Delicious with every salacious detail . . . The photographs alone are worth the price of admission.”—Huffington Post

“Controversial . . . vivid . . . As well as a titillating catalogue of sexual intrigue, the book is designed to expose of the hypocrisy and fear that swirled beneath the industry's on-screen glamour and crafted wholesomeness. . . . [Bowers] dramatically describes the climate of fear in an era when he worked as a bartender at Hollywood parties while the LAPD vice squad were prowling the hills in their patrol cars looking for parties and opportunities to arrest the participants.”—The Guardian (UK)

“After five years maintaining that sex secrets of Tinseltown’s elite, at the age of 88, Bowers is revealing all in a sensational new memoir.”—The Daily Express (UK)

Full Service opens the doors of the closeted, X-rated underworld of old Hollywood through three decades.”—The Daily Mail (UK)

“[Bowers] became the Mr. Fixit for screen icons who sought out the more lurid trappings of Tinseltown during its glory days. Wild affairs, gay romps and rampant prostitution were the order of the day and Bowers was the man they turned to for their salacious entertainment.”—The Daily Mirror (UK)

“Scotty Bowers—once a beacon of discretion—finally unveils the carnal peccadillos of many of the studio era’s biggest players. . . . For impromptu beach house read-a-loud moments . . . this book is a must.”—Lambda Literary

“[If] you're one of those people who still owns a vintage princess phone, watches Mad Men obsessively, and yearns to go back to a “simpler” time when men and women exchanged witty banter in mid-Atlantic accents instead of jumping into the sack, read Bowers’ book.”—Nerve.com

“[Full Service] is about to blow the door off of the Hollywood Closet. . . . Escandalo!”—Seattle Gay Scene

“None of us are ready for what appears to be the kickass Old Hollywood memoir of 2012: Scotty Bowers’s Full Service.”—AfterElton.com

Pressestimmen

"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. His startling memoir includes great figures like Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. Scotty doesn't lie-the stars sometimes do--and he knows "everybody.""--Gore Vidal
"A picaresque romp that unabashedly uncover long-hidden sexual scandals during Hollywood's golden years."--John Rechy, author of "City of Night"
"Scotty Bowers's memoir is a jaw-dropping firsthand account of closeted life in Hollywood during the '40s and '50s. The wholesome image of the post-war 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. Turner Classic Movies will never quite look the same."-Griffin Dunne, Actor/Director
"They said he'd never talk--but at long last, the legendary Scotty Bowers has told his

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 4630 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 305 Seiten
  • Verlag: Grove Press (14. Februar 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B0071BWSZG
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Screenreader: Unterstützt
  • Verbesserter Schriftsatz: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.5 von 5 Sternen 2 Kundenrezensionen
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Ein interessantes Buch, das Einblick in unbekannte Seiten der "oberen Zehntausend" vermittelt und sicher erst nach deren Ableben geschrieben werden konnte
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Kaum zu fassen, was da Scotty Bowers ans Tageslicht bringt! Das Sexleben so mancher Stars erscheint nun in einem anderen
Licht. Wir waren alle unschuldig und naiv, bewunderten die Stars, konnten aber natürlich nicht hinter die Kulissen blicken.
Das Buch ist sensationell!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Genuine and fascinating 19. März 2015
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I stumbled on this book by chance and was a little skeptical that it was full of half truths and poorly written anecdotes. Having lived in Venice, CA and competing in the bodybuilding world I had some exposure to the underground sex and drug worlds. It always began with so one walking up to you in Gold's Gym and asking if they could take some photos of you for a calendar they were putting together...

So as I read I became glued to Scotty's book because a lot of what he wrote was very consistent with some of the things I experienced while living in LA. Above all through those pages I feel like I met one of the coolest, kindest most non- judgmental human beings around. Scotty I feel privileged having met you through this book and I believe time will make it a very valuable historical work of gay life in LA in the early and mid 20th century. Definitely worth the purchase price!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Revealing and shocking, regarding Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant ... 26. März 2017
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Revealing and shocking, regarding Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, Walter Pidgeon, Tyrone Power, Katharine Hepburn. I will never be able to watch the old movies again without thinking of the disparity between image and reality. Most of these stars had to hide their sexual identity during this repressive time period. Their careers would have been ruined. I don't think less of them for their closeted lives. But it was a revelation. Better to know the truth. Gore Vidal vouches for Bowers. The book seemed credible.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Does Gore Vidal know his endorsement is being used? 14. Juni 2017
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About halfway through this book, I began to feel that the author was lying to me. In all of the photos there are none featuring Mr. Bowers with any celebrity. Most of the celebrity photos are stock studio shots . I bought the book because I saw the quote by Gore Vidal. Now I question whether Gore Vidal ever gave his endorsement.

Most of the information in Mr. Bowers book can be found in other sources, or were basic common knowledge. The salacious sections of the book are either made up, or were told to Mr. Bowers second hand. The tone of the book rings untrue.

I would only recommend this book to someone who had no idea that many people in Hollywood were gay in those years. Otherwise, all of the personal memoir material in Scotty Bowers book cannot be taken as full truth. The sheer numbers of people he was supposedly good friends with are suspect. It isn't like all of gay Hollywood hung out in some club together.

His attitude about his own sexuality is even a bit off. He claims he was never sexually passive, yet he was with innumerable male partners. For pay. I don't think so. Just too unbelievable.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Scotty Bowers Interesting Graphic and Sexual Life in Hollywood! 17. Juni 2017
Von bonfireblondie - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Scotty Bowers biography is interesting. I was disturbed, however, to read that as a little boy, he was exploited by pedophiles. Children are so trusting and want to please. Would his life been different had he not been abused?. It was heartbreaking to read, although Scotty doesn't see it that way. I still wonder.

As he grew up he joined the Marines. I commend him for his tremendous courage and service to our Country in WWII. He is one of the few still living, of America's "Greatest Generation".

His life as a hustler for Hollywood Celebrities and other influential people was eye-opening, to say the least. He was such an attractive man, I'm amazed that he wasn't overwhelmed with movie offers from all these influential directors,producers and the bigwigs he serviced. I'm surprised he wasn't more ambitious. I think if had been me, I would have at least gotten some kind of monetary wage for all my hard work. But Scotty said he just wanted to make people happy and refused any payment. Each to their own. He definitely was an unusually, giving individual, that's for sure.

As a note, Robert Hofler's book on Dominick Dunne speaks about Dunne's use of Scotty Bowers services, several times. Scotty was also well known in Hollywood for his discretion. Much has been written elsewhere on many actresses and actors sexual proclivities. The revelations that Spencer Tracy, Kate Hepburn, Ty Powers and other well known people, were gay or bi-sexual, isn't shocking or new. Hollywood, especially, had a history of debauchery,going way back to the beginning. They had money and fame. If they wanted something they could get it. These people weren't always the prim and proper heroes they portrayed up on the screen. They were human with human needs and frailties. These people needed someone to help them find dates who would fulfill specific,sometimes,kinky needs,someone they could trust. They lived isolated lives,and didn't associate with average people. They were just lucky Scotty kept their confidence and secrets. Being gay in Hollywood or anywhere, back in the day, could have resulted in criminal prosecution.

I'm not a prude or naive, by any means. But some of the activities described in the book that these folks indulged in, made me wince and were a little TMI. So be prepared for some graphic information. The stories seem almost unbelievable. But nothing surprises me much anymore as I grow older. This book may not be for everyone because it will take away the fantasy images we have of some of these celebrities. Scotty sure got around, that's for sure. He has lived an amazing life and is still going strong.
4.0 von 5 Sternen CHILDREN ARE NOT TOYS!! 16. Juni 2017
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I can't believe that everyone that gives feedback on this book, are only concerned with the truthfulness of his star stories! This man was groomed and sexually molested at a very young age! What are y'all thinking about! This book is sad and he's lucky he didn't develop a drug addiction! This is a bio alright! Listen, I've been working in theatre for years and I know first hand that many things go, among adults but this portion about his childhood​ is where I draw the line.
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