Sex in Old Hollywood

Rising on Amazon’s sales rankings (now at #30) as a result of a story in the “Fashion and Style” section of Sunday’s New York Times is a book by a man who reportedly ran, “a type of prostitution ring for gay and bisexual men in the film industry, including A-listers like Cary Grant, George Cukor and Rock Hudson, and even arranged sexual liaisons for actresses like Vivien Leigh and Katharine Hepburn.” Now 88 years old, Scotty Bowers is about to release his “ribald memoir,” Full Service.

Turned down by most of the large NY publishers, it is being published by Grove Press, which has a history of publishing books others wouldn’t (fifty years ago, Grove’s published Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer, as noted in a review of a book about Miller in Sunday’s NYT Book Review).

Full Service was not reviewed pre-pub and just a handful of libraries own it.

Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
Scotty Bowers
Retail Price: $20.00
Hardcover: 305 pages
Publisher: Grove Press – (2012-02-14)
ISBN: 9780802120076

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