Next Gathering is:
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
at 7:00 p.m.
1155 F Street, NW Suite
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, NoŽl 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.
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