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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)

Unrated | | Documentary, Biography | 27 July 2018 (USA)
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A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

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Matt Tyrnauer

Writers:

Scotty Bowers (biography), Matt Tyrnauer (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scotty Bowers Scotty Bowers ... Himself
Lois Bowers Lois Bowers ... Herself
William Mann William Mann ... Himself
David Kuhn David Kuhn ... Himself
Stephen Fry ... Himself
Peter Bart ... Himself
Paul Teetor Paul Teetor ... Himself
Jack Kimberling Jack Kimberling ... Himself
Michael Childers Michael Childers ... Himself
Lee Shook Lee Shook ... Himself
Robert Hofler Robert Hofler ... Himself
Dian Hanson Dian Hanson ... Herself
Tony Charmoli Tony Charmoli ... Himself
Paul LaMastra ... Himself (as Paul 'Al' LaMastra)
Phyllis Bowers Phyllis Bowers ... Herself (voice)
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A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

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Language:

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Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$28,144, 29 July 2018

Gross USA:

$461,689

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$461,689
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An entertaining documentary, if noting else
13 January 2018 | by ccorral419See all my reviews

Oh, how this man got around! Director/Producer and Documentarian Matt Tyrnauer ("Valentino: The Last Emperor" 2008) brings George Albert "Scotty" Bowers' memoir "Full Service" to the bring screen. Scotty (today) is an elderly gentleman whose home, car, deeded properties and garages are filled with piles and piles of Hollywood memorabilia, junk mail and immaterial finds. However, according to Scotty, while working at Hollywood gas station (between 1940 -1980) Walter Pidgeon ("Mrs. Miniver"), drove up, invited to swim in his pool, where he later landed in his bed and as they say, "the rest is history". As the go-to-guy/pimp of sorts to the then Hollywood closeted elite, he enlisted his fellow soldiers looking for a quick $20, and soon his escort service to the stars (ranging from Clark Gable, Kate Hepburn, Spenser Tracey, Cole Porter, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, J. Edgar Hoover, to a three ways with Ava Gardner and Lana Turner and more) was born. With so many of his "tell all" tales about celebrities now passed, no one's around to counter his claims. Regardless, director Tyrnauer presents Scotty has an intriguing and interesting character, while looking back at old Hollywood's stigma associated with being "out," and he at least briefly allows the ladies of "The View" to question is claims. For a man (Scotty) who never told his current wife about his past, and who today appears to be a certified pack rat, one has to take his memoir and this film for what it is: a good read and an entertaining documentary. This film was screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival #PSIFF2018.


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