Bogart, Tracy, and Laughton Used Hustlers


Our friends at have discovered that a book will come out next Valentine’s Day by an ex-marine named Scotty who ran a Richfield gas station in the glory (hole) days, when huge movie stars “got more than their mufflers serviced.”

These luminous icons would come to get pumped by the hustlers Scotty would provide (though he’d sometimes do the job himself, apparently).

This sounds like a way more glamorous rest stop than the kind Jim McGreevey used to patronize!

Anyhow, the lemonwade write-up points out that past biographies have alluded to some real biggies having been among Scotty’s clients — namely Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, and Vivien Leigh (if not Francis the Talking Mule, who was even better hung than, well, Vivien Leigh).

We can only hope Scotty dishes on all those liaisons — not to mention the incident with Charles Laughton, which the write-up says will redefine “mayonnaise sandwich” for all time.

Well, mayo has always gone really well with ham.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 25, 2011

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