Two Legendary Stars Were Hot for Cocky Doody

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If you're reading this in the bathroom, stay there--it'll have that much more relevance.

In Full Service--the tell-all book by old-time Hollywood hustler/pimp Scott Bowers--the esteemed Mr. Bowels, I mean Bowers, talks about at least two old-time movie stars who thought a number two was a perfect 10.

According to a book review by Andrew Holleran in The Gay & Lesbian Review, Bowers reveals that Tyrone Power had a predilection for "the pee and the poo."

And now we know why he starred in Abandon Ship, not Abandon S**t.

But blustery, brilliant Oscar winner Charles Laughton could top that.

Bowers wrote that Laughton once put together a sandwich in the kitchen while Bowers and an assigned hustler watched.

Writes Holleran:

"Having arranged the lettuce, tomato, and buttered bread, Laughton needs only one more ingredient--provided by the hustler during a quick trip to the bathroom--after which the lettuce and tomatoes reappear with a light brown smear."

No, it wasn't Nutella. This was your proverbial s**t sandwich.

That led the hustler to amusingly whisper to Bowers, "Why did he even take the trouble to wash the fucking lettuce and tomatoes"?

Go figure--though I suddenly know why he starred in Mutiny on the Bounty Paper Towels.

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Ray K
Ray K

I foolishly bought Full Service (at least it was heavily discounted) and was appalled at what a bad book it was.

Even if everything true (highly unlikely), it's also terribly written!  Everyone he tricks (his word and usage) or procures for is his "good friend".  Everyone is described this way.  (Did the co-writer lose his Thesarus?  Or get bored and sloppy?)

Whatever... save your money Musto!

VonD
VonD

Oh, Ms. Bowels is just engaging in fantasy at this point! Charles Laughton was not a scat queen who asked for and got shit smeared on his sandwich! Come on, now, girl, you know better. Why would anyone even repeat such nonsense as that?

Mari
Mari

 Unbelievable.  And how could Tyrone have been the love of SO MANY people's lives, men and women, and have been into something like that?  I wouldn't have wanted a second date, I can tell you that.  Yet every time you read a biography or autobiography of someone who went to bed with him, he was the great love of his/her life.  He even went to bed with Eva Peron when he was in South America as well as having a long affair with Anita Ekberg.  Give me a break.

BetteD
BetteD

ick.

Peter Radcliff
Peter Radcliff

 The guy can't help tripping himself up.  So he told Hector Arce the story about Power wasn't true.  Hector Arce talked to other people who would have this knowledge, and they said the same thing that Bowers said back then.  Now he's saying he lied, but if he had, the others would have contradicted him.  He's lying now.

Rob in Philly
Rob in Philly

If someone says "your column is crap" they will be correct, at least today. 

Chandler
Chandler

 That Power stuff is ridiculous.  Read All Those Tomorrows by Mai Zetterling -- the sex was great but conventional.  Also Bowers previously said that allegation was untrue.  Suddenly it's true again.  That and calling the Duke of Windsor "Dave" -- which is ridiculous -- the book is garbage.  Plus I saw Katharine Hepburn in person - contrary to what Scotty says, there was nothing wrong with he rskin.

Marquesa
Marquesa

Bowers told a Tyrone Power biographer that it wasn't true because he felt it was too soon for people to know such stuff about their icon. But then years later, for his own book, he decided the time was right. At least that's how HE tells it.

Howie
Howie

 That's an old rumor, started by some bitter queen back in the '70s, sorry.  I know it's not true.  I was out in Hollywood then and I did know people, men and women, who were involved with Power.  It's amazing that you can't libel the dead.  But I do think you can hurt someone's family, and Power has a good-sized one, three kids, and something like 8 grandchildren.  Really a shame that this is being brought up when it isn't true.

I knew all about Scotty when I lived in LA.  And I read his book.  Highly exaggerated slop, full of inaccuracies, done for the money.  He had to pump the book up because he had some info about some alive people in there that the publisher's attorneys made him take out.  So it was back to the drawing board to spice it up more.  Katharine Hepburn certainly didn't need him to fix her up, nor did Vivien Leigh, who spent very little time in Hollywood, but much more time in New York and London and was with Jack Merrivale toward the end of her life.  The guy was a gas jockey who did some low-level pimping and also did catering, so yes, he did know some famous people.  You'll notice the majority of his stories have very little, if any, detail.  It was tender, it was fun, is about all he can muster.

I must correct one thing.  He didn't call the Duke of Windsor Dave, he called him something even more preposterous which was Eddie.  I can just see it now, a man who was so strict about people using his title.  There was a book some years ago that told a completely different story of the Duke and Duchess. I'm sure people took that as gospel too.

Chandler
Chandler

 That's how he tells it, but if you read Linda Christian's bio, Lana Turner's bio, Mai Zetterling's bio, the Guiles bio -- it's bunk.  Isn't it great that you can't libel the dead and people can just say whatever they want.

Melinda9
Melinda9

 The 'reviews' on Amazon are all over the place. One person gives it 1 star for TMI; another gives it 1 star because it doesn't have enough details.

Redondobeach
Redondobeach

Why is no one upset that Charles Laughton was into it too? it's only upsetting if it's someone cute?

eva
eva

Upset is not the word. I can't even discuss Laughton. I can't even imagine a shit sandwich.

eva
eva

Can't deal. Tyrone Power was one of the most beautiful men on the planet. Ugh!

Marquesa
Marquesa

Well, deal with it. He liked number 1 and number 2.

eva
eva

NO!!!!!

GROSS. EWWW.
GROSS. EWWW.

Really, Musto. Is this what you have to write about now? Gross! Can't you write about SMASH or Something less vile. EWWWWW.

Marquesa
Marquesa

Smash is a much bigger pile of crap than this.

Thevoiceofreason
Thevoiceofreason

I don't know whether to laugh, cry, applaud, or take a crap.

Musto
Musto

PS: The publisher never even sent a copy! Talk about bad pr! I'm going to break down and buy it.

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