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Contrary to what your grandma might tell you, the world wasn't so different in the old days: sure, frankfurters only cost a nickel, and kids walked seven miles to school in the snow every morning, but people back then enjoyed a good old-fashioned porkin' just as much as we do now, and celebrities were no exception. A new memoir, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, promises to tell all about the film stars of the golden olden days, revealing the sexual proclivities of A-listers from Cary Grant to Katharine Hepburn.
Full Service was penned by eighty-eight-year-old Scotty Bowers, a former Marine and gas-station attendant who allegedly ran a covert prostitution ring for three decades. Over the course of his career as an informal Hollywood pimp, Bowers serviced hundreds of actors, supplying nubile young men for closeted gay men in the film industry. According to a New York Times article on the book, Bowers names Cary Grant (above, with Katherine Hepburn), Spencer Tracy, and Cole Porter as some of his clients, as well as female film star Hepburn, whom Bowers claims to have set up with over 150 different women.
Although Full Service won't be released by Grove Press until Feb. 14., the New York Times article is chock full of salacious tidbits like the ones mentioned above. So if you're one of those people who still owns a vintage princess phone, watches Mad Men obsessively, and yearns to go back to a "simpler" time when men and women exchanged witty banter in mid-Atlantic accents instead of jumping into the sack, read Bowers' book, and afterwards try to watch Bringing Up Baby without thinking about Katharine Hepburn engaging in 1940s lady-on-lady action.