This promises to be the best thing to come out of Valentine’s Day since heart-shaped boxes of chocolate.
On February 14, Grove Press will be publishing Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars in which ex-Marine Scotty Bowers, 88, will dish the dirt, with co-author Lionel Friedberg, on the numerous sexual liaisons he set up for Hollywood stars including Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Vivien Leigh and others.
The New York Times calls Bowers “a sexual Zelig” who says he set Katherine Hepburn up with 150 women. He also says he got started in the business of celebrity sex-match-making when Walter Pidgeon propositioned him while he was working in a service station after WWII. Bowers said yes and was soon setting up similar dates with his friends after word got around among Pidgeon’s buddies. The gas station was safe place, too. At the time gay bars were raided by the vice squad, the Times story says. He had both gay and straight clients but never accepted money for making arrangements.
“I wasn’t a pimp,” says Bowers.
Bowers waited to tell his story until now because he “didn’t want to hurt these people. And I never saw the fascination. So they liked sex how they liked it. Who cares?”
Plenty of people who like gossip will. Happy Valentine's Day, indeed!