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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

2017, Matt Tyrnauer, USA, 98 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 19th 4:00pm
  • Fri, Oct 19th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 20th 8:30pm
  • Sun, Oct 21st 5:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 22nd 7:45pm
  • Wed, Oct 24th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Oct 25th 6:15pm

"Astonishing revelations and unprobed corners…Tyrnauer surreptitiously hoses away layers of dirt to reveal the fragility of his subject's anything-goes hedonism." - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

"Who knew that history could be such titillating fun…a deliciously enjoyable and occasionally naughty cinematic adventure." - Bruce Demara, Toronto Star

Based on the tell-all memoir "Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Lives of Stars" by Scotty Bowers, the hook-up expert to moviedom's elite during Hollywood's golden age, this revealing, and often poignant profile by the director of CITIZEN JANE goes behind the book's provocative tales of surreptitious sex to shape a sympathetic and humanizing look at Bowers and his famous clients. Back in 1946, the WWII Marine veteran turned Hollywood gas-station attendant finds a mission in life when his good looks attract come-ons from closeted stars including Walter Pidgeon. Identifying an unserved need, Bowers is soon overseeing a crew of attractive and discreet young men and women willing to cater to the special desires of directors, stars, and celebrities including Cary Grant, Randolph Scott, Charles Laughton, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, and scores more whose private sexual identities are at odds with their sanitized and very heterosexual public profiles. DCP digital. (BS)

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