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Posts Tagged ‘Scotty Bowers’

Harold Robbins’ Cheeky World View Comes Alive in Wife Grace’s Tell-All Memoir

Much like a Harold Robbins novel, the first few pages of Cinderella and the Carpetbagger, Grace Robbins’ recollection of what it was like to be the wife of the mega-best-selling author, reach out and grab you by the shirt collar.

Robbins explains that back in the day, she and Harold threw two kinds of parties. The first were in the grand old Hollywood tradition, packed with A-listers and well-covered by the press. The other were secretly convened bachanals, often abetted by the bartending of Scotty Bowers and a large crystal bowl full of cocaine. It is one of these parties that anchors Robbins’ prologue and helps launch her fantastically entertaining throwback memoir:

“Here” was the master bedroom of our ten thousand square-foot mansion in the famous hills overlooking Beverly Hills – a bedroom so enormous most apartments would easily fit within its space…

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Scandalous Hollywood Sex Author Finally Does an Interview

If you haven’t yet heard of the Scotty Bowers Hollywood memoir Full Service, you soon will. Scheduled for publication on Valentine’s Day, it’s all about his experiences as a gigolo in post-World War II Hollywood with such Golden Age brand names as Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

What’s somewhat unusual is that leading up to the February 14 publication date, and even before, Bowers had refused all interview requests. But he has finally connected with a reporter, The Guardian‘s Joanna Walters. Now 88 (and still living in LA), Bowers evidently decided that the book and interview needed to finally be put to paper, before he might no longer have the chance:

In the interview, Bowers said he’d kept quiet before because he didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. He declared that he was talking now simply because “I’m not getting any younger and all my famous ‘tricks’ are dead. The truth can’t hurt them any more.”

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