"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
About the Author
Scotty Bowers, now 88, still works as a bartender at private functions in Hollywood.
Lionel Friedberg is an Emmy-winning producer, director and professional writer.