Nick Gillespie on the Freaky Fetishes of Golden Age Hollywood


In the grand, effluvia-soaked tradition of Hollywood Babylon, a new memoir from sexual networker Scotty Bowers lets it all hang out when it comes to exposing screen giants' erotic excesses. Like MGM in its heyday, writes Nick Gillespie, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars has more stars than there are in heaven. From silent-screen royalty such as Gloria Swanson and Ramon Novarro to classy Brits such as Cary Grant and Elsa Lanchester to American legends such as Mae West and Rock Hudson, Bowers dishes long and hard on just who preferred what kind of sex, how often, and with what sort of partner(s).