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Behind the candelabra [electronic resource] : My Life With Liberace. Scott Thorson.

Thorson, Scott. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781618030955 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Old Saybrook : Tantor, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: In this unusually frank book Scott Thorson, Liberace's longtime lover, tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the 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.As Thorson attests, such successes provide 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 above all explores the fundamentally tender love affair between...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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