"I was proud of my dick and I was happy to share it," writes 88 year-old former marine Scotty Bowers of his long, long success fixing trysts with and for men and women of glamor's golden age. The super-sized list of people he bedded includes Cary Grant and Randolph Scott (together, many times), George Cukor, Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams, Anthony Perkins, Roddy McDowall, Brian Epstein, Spencer Tracy (excerpt), Vincent Price, Walter Pidgeon, Edith Piaf, Vivien Leigh, and the Duke of Windsor.
On the Windsors, "Bowers' line is that Wallis and Edward were both essentially gay and that the reason for Edward abdicating the throne was that their marriage gave him the freedom he needed to satisfy his urges in private. During a visit to Hollywood, Bowers says he arranged all manner of pretty dark-haired girls for the duchess and boys for the duke, as well as offering his own body for the duke to do with what he liked."
Although the married, "straight"/bi/"little bit of everything" Bowers says he had been tricking constantly since he was 11 or 12, his memoir Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars [Kindle] more often details his talents for arranging encounters for others: Errol Flynn, Somerset Maugham, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Bob Hope, Desi Arnaz, Howard Hughes, even J. Edgar Hoover. He insists he was not a pimp and never made money on his matchmaking. Over 49 years he says he procured "more than 150 women" for Katharine Hepburn.
The mainstream has always denied gay history for lack of "proof." Make of this first person account what you will. Gore Vidal says, "Scotty doesn't lie."