“Full Service”: The secret history of Hollywood

These Days we are bombarded with so called “shocking news” from celebrities, their infidelity and coming out’s! It is a multimillion dollar industry selling us often tasteless and even fictional ideas of how Hollywood after dark. This is a  amusing and exiting tasteful   memoir of Scotty Bowers  a ex-marine about his Adventures in Hollywood with the secret live of the stars reviewed by Joe Meyers in Joe’s View 

Although it has been the subject of feature stories in The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly, the Scotty Bowers memoir “Full Service” (Grove Press) has received some very negative reviews.

We live in a let-it-all-hang-out age, but many people — book reviewers included — want to hold on to their cherished fantasies regarding Old Hollywood. They would just as soon not have Bowers give us the lowdown on old pals like Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and  Randolph Scott (below).

The book is written in an almost self-consciously un-sensational style that makes its potent content all the more interesting (and believable). 

Bowers was an ex-Marine who went to work right after after World War II at a gas station on Hollywood Boulevard patronized by movie people — the young man began hooking up with stars and behind-the-camera talent and had lots of young friends who were up for fun, too.

Bowers was paid for his sexual services — by men and women — and became the middleman for others who were looking for action, but he insists that he never ran a prostituion ring ala Heidi Fleiss.

A legend quickly grew around Bowers and his connections, as he became a friend of such powerful figures as director George Cukor and Cary Grant. In addition to working at the gas station, Bowers also became a much in-demand bartender at Hollywood parties.

Although the memoir never digs under the surface of the author’s friendships and sex relationships, it seems clear that one of the reasons so many people befriended the ex-Marine was his discretion about the sexual services he and his friends were providing. Bowers says he wrote the book only after many years of people like Tennessee Williams and Dominick Dunne pushing him to tell his story. Vanity Fairwriter Matt Tynauer is now in the process of making a documentary based on “Full Service.”

Bowers has been used as an unnamed source by many historians including Hector Arce (for a best-selling biography of Tyrone Power, right) and William Mann for “Kate,” his excellent book about Katharine Hepburn.

The author’s acceptance of complicated romantic and sexual relationships was reflected in his open marriages to women and is reinforced by the book’s depiction of sex as little more than a form of recreation for stressed-out Hollywood folk. Some of the content in the book is “shocking” because of the names involved but not because of the way Bowers (and Lionel Friedberg) present the material — the sex scenes are pretty clinical, so it is not surprising to learn that the young man became a major source for Alfred Kinsey when he was doing his pioneering sex research in the late 1940s.

Bowers seemingly never felt any guilt about no-strings-attached dalliances with married men (and women) — because he didn’t believe these flings threatened the stars’ marriages any more than they got in the way of his role at home as a husband and father.If you have an interest in the vast gulf between image and reality in Tinsel Town, “Full Service” is the book for you.

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How to find the right escort for you?

Since I’ve been a  escort, I’ve noticed more and more guys  are coming out of the woodwork to promote themselves for hire on the internet. This is definitely a good thing because now there are more yummy hot guys to choose from! Believe me, I hope there will be as many when I start shopping around  - it will be so much fun , or more difficult, if you think about it, because it must take more time to get to know some of them before I would make my decision.

All of the Boys are unique in their own way and market themselves as such. Some are more traditional and sophisticated, some of them are more relaxed and casual. The most gorgeous one with the best website or profile  doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to be the right one for you. The one who’s the most smooth-talking and refined may not be the right one either. The one who has the best deal as far as his donation doesn’t mean he’s worth the investment. In fact, I may hire someone who’s more expensive, but is giving me a better quality experience in the long run. It’s like a seeing a full-price item that is of good quality as opposed to one that’s on sale that may not be of the same quality. You may decide the full price item gives you greater value.

So how can you tell if you’re going to get a dud or a stud? The number one question a client will ask, regardless of what business it is or what product or service is offered will be, “What’s in it for me?” How will they know how to make you as an individual feel special and unique, instead of feeling like a notch in one long expensive belt?

Sure, they can all tell you the same thing, that they’re the perfect  companion to spend an evening with, that they will make you feel pampered, relaxed, and happy. Some of their profiles will be more impressive than others. Pay close attention to how the profile written. Are they lighthearted in their approach, or more mysterious? Does the language they use convey a fun, relaxed, playful mood, or is it designed to be more urbane, refined, and stylish?

The only way to really tell is to email and talk to the ones that strike a chord with you. Shop around. Don’t agree to hire the first one that answers you back right away. The more you peel back the layers, the more you may discover this man is not your cup of tea. If you go ahead and decide to do it anyway, you may have a negative experience like I had with Companion X, and at the end of it, you’ll regret what you did and feel like you wasted your hard-earned money. Personality is the biggest asset the guys have to sell themselves. I don’t care what anybody says. Looks are not always the best indicator, neither is the coolest-looking profile. If your potential client isn’t comfortable with your approach, you can kiss him goodbye.

The biggest mistake a  guy can make – actually, the two biggest mistakes are automatically assuming he’s sold on you right from the first email and he’s ready to hire you (remember, he may be looking at your competitors online who may be a better fit for him), and assuming what his financial position is (I’ll go into the financial part of it in greater detail in a future blog). It’s Sales 101. If I was a shoe  sales man  and pushed products and talked them up right when the customer came into my store, it would make them run out so fast your damn head would spin. Also, you never know what kind of money he has to spend, so never, ever judge unless he explicitly tells you, “You know what, you’re rates are a little bit higher than what I wanted to pay, sorry.”

The way I learned to sell to people is indirectly. Lower their defenses, make the client  see you as a human being instead of a hustler , and you’ll have him  eating out of the palm of your hand. So we learned to open the sale with non-business opening lines. Talk about everything but the product. People love to talk about themselves. It’s human nature. We are all inherently narcissistic, even the most modest person. So if you can get your man to see you as a normal, regular guy underneath the suave gigolo persona, you’ve got it made.

A Gentleman and his companion should ideally get to know one another first through their correspondence so it can be a better indicator of how their date will be when they meet in person. Think about how you feel when you talk to him. Are you relaxed and comfortable, or do your instincts tell you that something’s not right? Does he suggest things that you aren’t comfortable with? Does he allow you to take charge and suggest your own ideas of what you want to do when you spend time with him? If you don’t feel entirely comfortable, then don’t do it. Keep looking for someone else, talk to more than one if necessary, and then when you’re comfortable enough with the “right one”, enjoy your time with him! :-) or  Some of us may  want to get right down to business;)

But most of you want the total quality experience. This is exactly what you pay for when you hire a escort. He has to give you something your regular, inept, garden-variety husband, boyfriend, or would-be suitor cannot. He will be charming, romantic, attentive to details, take his time, and fulfill your fantasy. It’s all about having fun and being treated like anything you fancy to be. So if you are going to make this important decision, you want to make sure you’re going to find the man who’s right for you. It’s like a new form of dating that isn’t traditional, so it can be a difficult decision for you to make. Trust me, when you find the right guy, you’ll feel it;)

Good luck and I hope you find the right escort out there for you! …and make sure to check back on Rentmen.com for more new updates on  the countless new guys in  ” RENTMEN NEWEST ” in your City and around the Globe, on the worlds largest Male Escort Video Website