Scotty Bowers, the legendary Hollywood sex-fixer who was the subject of the 2017 documentary film Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, has died at the age of 96.
Read from a tweet from Bowers’ official Twitter page posted Monday, followed by a quote from the film, Scotty Bowers July 1, 1923 – October 13, 2019, ended surrounded by his loved ones.
As a homage to the legend himself, we’re here to take a walk through his best work that will forever stay within our hearts.
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Bowers first told his story in his 2012 memoir Full Service, which detailed his days running a gas station on Hollywood Boulevard in the 1940s, from whence he connected male and female sex workers to gay and bisexual Hollywood types across the industry.
Whether his clients were hooking up in the station’s bathrooms or in a convenient on-site trailer or going back up to their mansions for a dip in the pool, Bowers claims to have personally serviced or provided companions for hundreds, many of them marquee names.
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood also detail how a handsome young Bowers, fresh out of the army, got propositioned by actor Walter Pidgeon at the gas station one day and soon became Tinseltown’s go-to sex-fixer.
Bowers didn’t like to be referred to as a pimp, however, since he says he never took money from anyone he procured; some of his former cohorts attested to this on camera.
Where’s My Roy Cohn
The director of Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, Matt Tyrnauer, is also behind the 2019 film Where’s My Roy Cohn, about the lawyer best known as Joseph McCarthy’s chief counsel during the Army-McCarthy hearing, and who later served as a mentor to those like Roger Stone and Donald Trump.
Bowers boasted that he fixed up Cary Grant and Rock Hudson, and set Katharine Hepburn up with dozens of women. He also claimed to provide companions to heterosexual stars including Vivian Leigh and Desi Arnaz.