Scotty Bowers, ‘Male Madam’ to Classic Hollywood Stars, Dead at 96

Hollywood sexual “fixer” Scotty Bowers has died at the age of 96.

Bowers, who famously said he arranged sexual liaisons for stars such as Rock Hudson and Bette Davis, was the subject of director Matt Tyrnauer’s 2017 documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood. He died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles’s Laurel Canyon and is survived by his sister, Phyliss.

In his best-selling 2012 memoir, Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, he revealed a history many people would still rather not know, saying he arranged same-sex lovers or three-ways for icons such as Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, and many more.


Scotty visited TOM House, and we always enjoyed how he would stir a drink…
Quite a figure. We will certainly miss his brand of sparkle.

Celebrating TOM – TOM’s Bar “DaddyWood”


Preview Night photos by Benno Sebastian


DaddyWood photos by Motorboot Photography

DaddyWood photos by Miguel Angel Reyes



The yearly bash at the Faultline is a beloved L.A. tradition to honor Tom of Finland and kick off the summer season with bears, boys, bare butts, and beer.

Perfect June weather — sunny and warm enough that there was the smell of man in the air — greeted the day for the annual fundraiser for the Tom of Finland Foundation, TOM’s Bar: DaddyWood

This year the event had more than expected and a more open and inclusive crowd. Seems like the Foundation is moving along with the times. Note the happy addition of more trans folk, women folk, and scary lesbian rocker folk than ever before. It’s all good.

In addition to the usual parking lot and main bar party; there was Miguel Angel Reyes intructing drawing classes; tattoos by Adam Vu Noir, Tamara Santibanez, Heather Bailey and Nathan S.; an art show curated by Liz Lee and Cali Dewitt; and contests: Best A$$, Best TOM Character, and Vogue/Ballroom categories!

There was ear-splitting music for the young folk and locals in the neighborhood: Le1F, Brooke Candy, Sky Ferreira (DJ set), Plack Blague, DJ Speedboat, SSion (DJ set), DJ Danny Lethal, DJ No Sesso, and Hardcore Tina.

Did you miss the event? Tom of Finland Foundation still welcomes your support in helping them collect and preserve erotic art while fighting the rise of censorship in America. See how you can be a part of the TOM family and help out.

See 111 Photos of Dads, Studs, Pups, and Divas for Tom of Finland By Lorenzo Gomez Photography for The Advocate

Thanks to the talented Lorenzo Gomez for getting right in on the action for these great photos.

TOM at 2019 LA Pride Festival | 8-9th June | WeHo





Tom of Finland (born Touko Laaksonen, 1920-1991) has created a fascinating Gay world with his pencil.

This special edition of My Gay Eye, presents the many sides of the artist Tom of Finland as well as the Foundation in Echo Park he cofounded. Contemporary authors and artists add to this unique homage to Tom with their essays, interviews, short stories and images. Discover treasures from TOM’s Foundation’s extensive collection of Gay art.

See artwork and meet contributors from this book at this year’s festival!
Get your copy signed!

Celebrate what truly unites us.

Featuring artwork from Greg Day, Ruben Esparza, Jordan Michael Green,
Mark Timothy Hayward, Van Jazmin, Michael Kirwan, Stefan Pinto
and Miguel Angel Reyes.

Celebrate My Gay Eye with 31 Artworks Inspired or Drawn by Tom. By Daniel Reynolds for Advocate

Pick up your copy of Los Angeles Blade and read about Tom of Finland Foundation at LA Pride

If you can’t make it to the festival, you can order a copy online.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. Made possible by funds from Eagle LA.

Come, experience this life-size Stonewall Riots mural
by Rinaldo Hopf, editor of My Gay Eye / Mein schwules Auge.

On display in Erotic City will be a full size mural Hopf created this year as part of series dedicated to the Stonewall riots in 1969. Though raised in West Germany, Hopf had his coming out in the mid ’70s in San Francisco and has always had a strong bond with the gay movement in America.

Too young at the time of the riots, the artist has now gathered as much information as he could, and utilized the few photos of the events that are available. He also researched fashion and police uniforms of the period. Friends and family modeled for the large paintings, portraying the mix of people present at the New York uprising.

The original painting was done with watercolor, acrylics and ink on vintage newsprint of The Advocate magazine from the late ’60s / early ’70s and all figures are life size.

Quoting Marsha P. Johnson, “No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.”

See Rinaldo Hopf’s Stonewall Mural on 1969 Advocate Pages. Advocate

We will have advance tickets for DaddyWood available for purchase.

Saturday Noon to Midnight
Sunday 2p to 10p


Tom of Finland Foundation at Erotic City