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  1. Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace
    Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace
    Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace
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  2. Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace

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In this unusually frank book Scott Thorson tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about a legendary entertainer who went to outrageous extremes to prevent public knowledge of his homosexuality. Liberace's unhappy childhood, dominated by a mother determined to force him into a concert career, serves as the prologue for a story that goes on to detail Liberace’s early appearances in honky-tonks, his move to New York to seek fame, and, finally, his first booking in Las Vegas, where he was courted by the Mafia. His successes create a bright counterpoint to a darker tale of a man hungry for power, given to every excess. Liberace's credo—"too much of a good thing is wonderful"—is reflected here in his acquisition of new lovers, luxurious homes, a large collection of pornography, and a total of twenty-six house dogs. Behind the Candelabra also reveals the details of the fundamentally tender love affair between Liberace and Thorson—whom Liberace sent to his own plastic surgeon to have his face remodeled in Liberace's own image! This fast-paced story, sprinkled with anecdotes about famous entertainers such as Michael Jackson and Shirley MacLaine, ends with an intimate look at Liberace's final days as he lay dying of AIDS—and his deathbed reconciliation with Scott.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Perfect Paperback
EAN
9780988349483
Edition
1
Feature
Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace
Format
Print
ISBN
0988349485
Label
Tantor Media
Manufacturer
Tantor Media
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
232
PublicationDate
2013-05-14
Publisher
Tantor Media
Studio
Tantor Media
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
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