When the petrol station became too famous, Bowers became a for-rent party bartender, which gave celebrities an even better excuse to invite him into their homes. Performers became studio property: Tennessee Williams hand-wrote a page story about him, which Bowers found embarrassingly over the top. When it comes to celebrities, people love to gossip about their sexuality. Everyone in Hollywood knows this is true, but of course I haven't seen it printed anywhere. Bowers had done it all.
Living double lives took a toll.
Hollywood's secret history: Scotty Bowers on sex and stars in the Golden Era
Take a look through this list of actors rumored to be gay — you might be surprised at who you find. After Pidgeon spread the word about his new friend, more luxury cars began to cruise by. Guys, girls, spouses, kings, consorts — and a three-way with Ava Gardner and Lana Turner. Roy Harold Scherer got his teeth capped and became Rock Hudson. But after eight decades of secrecy Bowers sighs: Eventually, Hudson began drinking a bottle of scotch a day and recklessly sleeping with strangers.
Most of the rumors about Ed Westwick's sexuality seem to come from this photo of the actor holding hands with his handsome bro. This time, one hopes they will only be wielded for good. While the courts found Arbuckle innocent —twice — the Hollywood moguls believed just a whiff of indecency could destroy the entire industry. After Fatty Arbuckle was put on trial for the rape and murder of Virginia Rappethe studios began to add a clause in their contracts forbidding actors from committing any offence that risked public hatred, contempt or ridicule. So, Bowers will wait. Midway through one aside, he recites the address of a silent movie star who has been dead for 45 years.