Gay Brothel for Closeted Hollywood Stars Exposed

By: Jackson Lourd
5.21.2011

One of the underground gay legends of Hollywood lore is a Los Angeles gas station that catered to the industry's top players with a stable of male prostitutes. Now a new book will reveal that Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy were among Hollywood stars who used the services of male hustler Scotty Bowers, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Publishing house Grove/Atlantic has purchased rights to Bowers's memoir titled Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, David Kuhn, literary agent for Bowers, tells EW. The book will reportedly cover the years Bowers spent working as "a bartender, confidante, and gigolo to a laundry list of showbiz icons. A GI who moved to Hollywood after World War II, Bowers describes running a prostitution ring out of an L.A. gas station, servicing actors and actresses on leave from nearby studios. He says he later became an in-demand bartender who developed intimate friendships with stars like Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, and Rock Hudson, among others. Now 88 and living in L.A. with his wife of 27 years, Bowers agreed to tell his stories now that most of the celebrities he claims were friends and clients have passed away."

“The book is a window onto the shadow lives of all these people who entertained us and made popular culture, but who in many ways weren’t what they appeared to be,” Kuhn tells EW. “Scotty helped them to fulfill the desires that they couldn’t fulfill themselves.”

The book is scheduled to be published on February 14, 2012.

 

Tracy_grantx390 One of the underground gay legends of Hollywood lore is a Los Angeles gas station that catered to the industry's top players with a stable of male prostitutes. Now a new book will reveal that Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy were among Hollywood stars who used the services of male hustler Scotty Bowers, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Publishing house Grove/Atlantic has purchased rights to Bowers's memoir titled Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, David Kuhn, literary agent for Bowers, tells EW. The book will reportedly cover the years Bowers spent working as "a bartender, confidante, and gigolo to a laundry list of showbiz icons. A GI who moved to Hollywood after World War II, Bowers describes running a prostitution ring out of an L.A. gas station, servicing actors and actresses on leave from nearby studios. He says he later became an in-demand bartender who developed intimate friendships with stars like Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, and Rock Hudson, among others. Now 88 and living in L.A. with his wife of 27 years, Bowers agreed to tell his stories now that most of the celebrities he claims were friends and clients have passed away."

“The book is a window onto the shadow lives of all these people who entertained us and made popular culture, but who in many ways weren’t what they appeared to be,” Kuhn tells EW. “Scotty helped them to fulfill the desires that they couldn’t fulfill themselves.”

The book is scheduled to be published on February 14, 2012.

 

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