Full Service

  • by Scotty Bowers, Lionel Friedberg
  • Narrated by Johnny Heller
  • 9 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"A startling memoir." (Gore Vidal)


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This book is poorly written, sexually crude, with not a single sympathetic character. That said, I listened to it twice!

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- Kimberly Brooks

Absolutely Horrible

Ugh. I am a huge fan of memoirs and love classic nostalgic Hollywood tales but I suffered through about 2 hours of this boring and gross memoir before turning it off and wishing for my 20 bucks back. There was no charm to what little I listened to and I saw none on the horizon. If I had to hear about one more no name hair stylist to the star "sucking this guy off" I was going to hurl. I am sure there is an audience for this book but if you are a fan of books like Garry and Penny Marshall's and old Hollywood type memoirs this is NOT the book for you.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-30-2012
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio