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Longtime home of Scotty Bowers, pimp to Old Hollywood, lists for $1.5M

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The updated 1940s bungalow is just a few blocks from the site of the Richfield gas station where Bowers once ran a brothel.

The three-bedroom traditional is located within the Hollywood Grove HPOZ.
Courtesy of Konstantine Valissarakos and Rick Yohon

Now up for grabs is the longtime residence of one of LA’s most interesting characters, Scotty Bowers. For those unfamiliar, Bowers is the WWII veteran who for decades supplied sex partners to countless Tinseltown denizens, both the famous and the unknown, a career that was launched at the Hollywood Boulevard gas station where Bowers was employed after getting out of the Marines.

According to his 2012 memoir, Full Service, Bowers purchased the three-bedroom bungalow in 1958, paying $22,000 in $20 bills for it. However, it’s been a while since the serial bed-hopper, who claims Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, and Vivian Leigh among his army of past lovers, has actually slept in the Hollywood Grove residence.

Instead, as Matt Tyrnauer’s fascinating 2018 documentary, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood reveals, after taking possession of a Hollywood Hills home willed to him by yet another paramour, Bowers, an epic hoarder, mainly used the 1,610-square-foot bungalow as a storage space for mountains of clutter.

Now that he’s in his mid-90s, however, Bowers’ hoarding days have wound down. Public records show that his home of five decades sold in September for $941,500. Seven months later, the 1941 traditional has resurfaced, with the requisite amount of new surfaces.

Among its updated features are a new kitchen and bathrooms, new lighting, new appliances, new windows, a new HVAC system, and a new (albeit ever-so-small) pool in the backyard.

Located on a 7,920-square-foot lot at 1937 North St. Andrews Place, the property is asking $1.497 million. Konstantine Valissarakos of Nourmand & Associates and Rick Yohon of Sotheby’s International Realty share the listing.

The house is featured prominently in the 2018 documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood looking vastly different than it does today.
While the home still possesses a few original elements such as hardwood floors and a brick fireplace, it’s been thoroughly overhauled.
New kitchen, new appliances, new lighting.
There are three bedrooms, all with new windows and lighting.
The all-new master bath.
The backyard has been endowed with a sample-sized pool. The property also contains a detached two-car garage.