Saturday, July 21, 2018

Scotty Bowers To Be Honored

Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers will be honored with a special proclamation from the City of West Hollywood for his role in LGBTQ history. Mayor Pro Tempore John D’Amico will present Bowers with the proclamation at a ceremony scheduled to take place at The Abbey 692 N. Robertson Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA on Wednesday July 25th at 5P. This is two days shy of the official theatrical opening of “Scotty & the Secret History of Hollywood” Matt Tyrnauer’s critically acclaimed documentary about Bowers’ life. Matt Tyrnauer stated, “It’s very fitting for Scotty to be honored by the city of West Hollywood. He helped build the city as a key figure in the LGBTQ community for decades… I’m thrilled that this honor is being given to him to mark his 95th birthday & the release of my film about him.” Bowers became confidante, aide-de-camp & lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest male & female stars. In the 1940s & ‘50s, Scotty ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he would connect his friends with actors & actresses who had to hide their true sexual identities for fear of police raids at gay bars, societal shunning & career suicide. The documentary “Scotty & the Secret History of Hollywood” is based on his New York Times best-selling memoir “Full Service” & provides the historical context for his life story presenting a striking pre-Stonewall era counter-narrative of Classic Hollywood with its eye-opening takes on towering icons from the Golden Age including Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner & many more. The ceremony will be open to the public.
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