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Cary Grant was as suave in real life as he was on the screen. He was the quintessential Mr. Smooth. He was 40 years old when I met him and everything he did was executed in precise, dapper and debonair style. Although she wasn’t around when I met him, he was married to Barbara Hutton at the time. Which did not surprise me. The day I was introduced to him he was actually sharing the house with another actor, Randolph Scott. It was patently clear to me that he and Cary Grant were more than mere friends. The proof arrived that first weekend that I spent with them. The three of us got into a lot of sexual mischief together.
Over the next 50 years Katharine Hepburn and I would become the very best of friends. In the course of time I would fix her up with over 150 different women. Most of them she would only see once or twice, and tire of them immediately. But there was one exception. There was a very cute little 17-year-old trick that I set Kate up with early in our friendship. The girl’s name was Barbara. Shortly after they started seeing one another Kate bought Barbara a brand new two-toned Ford Fairlane as a gift. Kate saw Barbara off and on for just over 49 years. Three months before dear Kate passed away in June 2003 Barbara received a letter from Kate’s attorneys. With the letter was a check for $100,000.
Another guy in town who had an absolute passion for Marines was the composer and lyricist Cole Porter. I don’t recall exactly when he called me out of the blue at the gas station one evening. He said he’d heard that I knew a lot of Marines and asked me if I could come over to his place with two or three of them at around midnight on the following Saturday night. When I arrived at Porter’s place with three ex-Marines a party was already in progress. There wasn’t a woman in sight. Most of Porter’s guests were younger men, all of them strikingly handsome. I soon learned that his passion was oral sex. He could easily suck off twenty guys, one after the other. And he always swallowed.
Authors' Notes Preface Chapter 1: Dream Factory Chapter 2: Gas Station on Hollywood Boulevard Chapter 3: Awakenings Chapter 4: Full Service Chapter 5: Big City Chapter 6: Star Treatment Chapter 7: Turning Tricks Chapter 8: Boot Camp Chapter 9: Into Battle Chapter 10: Firmament of Stars Chapter 11: Vice Squad Chapter 12: Paternity Chapter 13: Mixing Drinks Chapter 14: A Royal Affair Chapter 15: At The Crossroads Chapter 16: Moving On Chapter 17: Myths Chapter 18: Bar Service Chapter 19: Finding Out Chapter 20: Close Encounters of Every Kind Chapter 21: To Each His Own Chapter 22: The Young And The Restless Chapter 23: In High Places Chapter 24: Drag Queens And Music Chapter 25: True Love Chapter 26: Friends Chapter 27: The Seventies Chapter 28: Kew Drive Chapter 29: Looking Back