We’re Obsessed With the Real Story Behind the Gas Station in ‘Hollywood’

Cautioning: Spoilers ahead for Netflix’s Hollywood season 1. In the main scene of Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood, watchers discover that the corner store that Jack Castello works at isn’t a service station by any stretch of the imagination. It’s a front for male whores. So… was the corner store genuine in Netflix’s Hollywood? While parts of the show are fictionalized, the corner store depends on a genuine Hollywood service station run by a man named Scotty Bowers during the 1940s.

As indicated by Vanity Fair, Bowers, whose complete name was George Albert Bowers, was a youthful ex-United States Marine who worked an orderly at the Richfield Oil administration station at 5777 Hollywood Boulevard, at the edge of Van Ness Avenue, in Los Angeles. While the administration station was a genuine help station, Bowers utilized it to begin his sexual vocation as a pimp for himself and other men. He worked there from 1946 to 1950. In 1950, he began to fill in as a gathering barkeep, where he proceeded with his sexual administrations and gave the two people as whores for Hollywood officials. As a result of his past, Bowers, who passed on in 2019, turned into the subject of the 2017 narrative, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood.


In Hollywood, Bowers propelled two characters. The first is Ernie West, the proprietor of a Hollywood service station who initiates attractive youngsters to function as whores for Hollywood officials who pull up to the corner store and tell the chaperon the enchantment word: “Fairyland,” so, all in all the worker bounces into their vehicle for a sexual adventure. The two Bowers and Ernie filled in as pimps.

In any case, Bowers likewise halfway roused Jack Costello, an attractive hopeful entertainer that Ernie meets at a bar and enrolls for his corner store. Like Bowers, who was a previous United States Marine, Jack is a World War II veteran who comes to Hollywood to attempt to make it as an entertainer. As it were, Jack spoken to Bowers’ initial days at his corner store, where he worked less as a pimp and more as a whore. Long story short, the corner store from Hollywood is fairly genuine. In spite of the fact that the occasions are unmistakably misrepresented. The more you know.