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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.

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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.

"A startling memoir." ---Gore Vidal

"A jaw-dropping firsthand account of closeted life in Hollywood during the '40s and '50s." ---Griffin Dunne

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

"This is juicy, juicy stuff---but just as importantly, it's a seminal chapter of American popular culture." ---William J. Mann, author of How to Be a Movie Star
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Full Service

My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars

Author Scotty Bowers, Lionel Friedberg

Narrated by Johnny Heller

Publication date Mar 30, 2012

Running time 9 hrs

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