Tag Archives: #Scotty Bowers

Samuel Steward and Rudolph Valentino: Another Good Story Ruined

I may have retired, but I haven’t lost any of my annoyance over b.s. when it comes to historical figures. The case in point is today’s review in the New York Times by Jennifer Senior of “Philip Sparrow Tells All,” … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 26

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. We have moved on, ever so slightly, to the further exploits … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 24

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. This is interesting. The city of Beverly Hills has compiled a … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 22

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I’m examining the history of 1110 Benedict Canyon Drive, where, as … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 21

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I am still on Bowers’ account of his first purported tryst … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, MIA Edition

You might be wondering: Where’s the next post on Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service?” I have been busy with other tasks. I was asked to write a column for The Times and was happy to profile Ed Fuentes. Here’s the story: … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 20

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I’m sure you’re thinking: “Part 20 and you’re still on Pages … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 19

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I am still on the trail of the mysterious Mr. Jacob/Jack/Jacques … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 18

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. I have been examining what Scotty Bowers describes as his first … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 17

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Now this is interesting – at least to me. In the … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 16

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. All those posts about the … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 15

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Let’s recall that it was 1946 and Scotty Bowers was working … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 14

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. On Page 2 (I warned you this would be tedious) Scotty … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 13

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. On Page 2 (I warned you this would be tedious) Scotty … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 12

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Bowers is about to describe his first Hollywood encounter – with … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 11

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Before we go any further, we need to take a little … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 10

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. In my last post, I began examining an alleged 1946 encounter … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 9

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. After digging through The Times, old phone directories and other resources … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 8

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. Good grief, Harnisch, eight posts and you’re still on Page 1? … Continue reading

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‘Full Service’: Fun With Fact-Checking, Part 7

In case you just tuned in, I’m doing a little fact-checking as I go through Scotty Bowers’ “Full Service.” This will be fairly tedious except to a research drudge. What is it about “Full Service” that inspires people to get … Continue reading

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