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TV’s sexless gay characters: It’s time to overcome the “ick factor” and let them have some fun too!

Even people who say they support gay rights would prefer gay characters on-screen to remain sexless -- and harmless

Posted on 4 April 2015

'The Submission' author wants to inspire dialogue about race in America

Playwright Jeff Talbott isn’t afraid to stir up opinions and emotions about racial attitudes in America

Posted on 3 April 2015

Review: 'Liberace!' glitters, lengthily

Remember Liberace? The Wisconsin-born piano prodigy who for decades reigned as an American superstar by building an entertainment empire of TV and a mainstay Vegas act that paid him up to $300,000 a week?

Posted on 31 March 2015

Liberace’s choreographer dies

Ray Arnett — who began life as the son a chauffeur for New York’s legendary Shubert family, then became Liberace’s choreographer — died in Beverly Hills at 97 this month....

Posted on 29 March 2015

Flash back to 'WrestleMania 1': Liberace and his mother were big fans

It's time again for WWE's "WrestleMania," the 31st installment of one of wrestling's biggest nights. But do you remember "WrestleMania 1"?Check out the above video from NBC News, which features footage of the first "WrestleMania." The headlining event featured Mr. T. and Hulk Hogan taking on Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff, with Muhammad Ali as the guest referee and Liberace (yes, this Liberace ...

Posted on 28 March 2015

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'Downton Abbey' ending after upcoming season The producers of "Downton Abbey" say the upcoming sixth season of this popular drama will be its last.

Posted on 27 March 2015

Liberace's piano gets new home in Massachusetts

ROCKLAND — A Massachusetts music store that drew national attention in February when its roof collapsed under the weight of snow, sparking fears that a rhinestone-covered piano once owned by Liberace was damaged, has reopened. The Piano Mill in Rockland reopened at a new location just a few doors down from its former storefront. Owner Rob Norris tells The Enterprise of Brockton he is restocking ...

Posted on 26 March 2015

'Liberace!' seeks the man behind the candelabra

Say the name "Liberace" and a dozen smiling images - each campier than the one before - pop into view, all fabulous, rhinestone-encrusted, fur-lined, and sprinkled with stardust.

Posted on 25 March 2015

Ray Arnett, Choreographer and Stage Director, Dies at 97

He was best known for his work with pianist Liberace.

Posted on 25 March 2015

Michael Douglas' new role: taking on anti-Semitism

Michael Douglas is best known as an enduring and prolific movie star, one who's given such memorable film performances as a corporate raider in "Wall Street," an unhinged everyman in "Falling Down" and as the flamboyant entertainer Liberace in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra."

Posted on 17 March 2015

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What is Liberace's legacy?


I think history will forever remember him for his friendly on-stage persona, showmanship and larger-than-life and overly extravagant and unique sense of style.


Pianist will remember him (and be jealous) for his fantastic piano chops, that he made seem so effortless.

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I've yet to see the made-for-TV movie, Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie 2013), honoring his life, but am looking to seeing it.

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Posted on 21 November 2013

When Liberace was alive - did the general public really not realise he was gay? Or was it a kind of unspoken thing that most people were aware of?


He had a libel suit over some not-so-subtle "he's gay" comments in a British newspaper. British libel law is a different animal than US law, but the episode was clearly about a public statement on his sexuality. So yeah, I think people were very aware of it. His closeted backlash against the paper was unfortunately a survival reflex and sign of the times.
 
I remember my older sister pointing glittery pictures of Liberace (with inset picture of Scotty Plummer, his banjo playing protege) out to me in the LA Times "Calendar" section. If a teenage girl can connect the dots between the Village People and Liberace, that tells you something.
 
Bugs Bunny once smirked, placed a candelabra on the piano, and almost-lisped "I wish my brother George was here" before embarking on one of his classical music fantasies.
 
To be fair, I think we would have to go back in time to check out some of his shows to fully "get" Liberace. The Simpsons tv show used to have Lisa reading "Non-Threatening Boys" magazine, a kind of Tiger Beat fanzine. I have to imagine a lot of Liberace's audience was older ladies who liked his costumes, self-deprecating humor, love of family, light classical piano stylings, and general fabulousness. He was, in effect, a non-threatening man. His fans' husbands probably knew the score, and the ladies probably did too, but he met an entertainment "need" like a real showman, so who cared?

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Posted on 17 July 2013

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Thickheaded Thursday, 11/20/14

Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray

South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television

North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom

Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye

Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen

Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye

We didn't start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world's been turning

We didn't start the fire

No we didn't light it

But we tried to fight it

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Posted on 19 November 2014

Has anyone seen Behind the Candelabra yet?

It premiered on HBO on Sunday, and I just watched it last night. I was blown away. I've always been a big Steven Soderbergh fan and this might up there with his best work, in my opinion. I know that he had been trying to make this film for years. The acting, both by Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, was phenomenal. Seriously, Michael Douglas is an absolute powerhouse. And I really love seeing Soderbergh and Damon working together again; I was a big fan of The Informant! Not to mention some great performances by Rob Lowe and Dan Aykroyd.

What stood out to me the most was the control that Soderbergh held over the tone of the film. It's relatively light hearted and fun for the first half, despite us seeing Scott Thorson throwing his identity away for a lavish lifestyle provided by Liberace. There's a lot of humor infused into otherwise serious situations. Not to say Liberace is depicted as some monster. He's not. You see a very real, poignant, albeit completely fucked up, relationship between the two. The film doesn't try to cast judgement on its characters. It just shows, what I would call the rise and fall, of the tow main characters' relationship. I went into the film knowing next to nothing about Liberace, so I can't speak to the historical accuracy, but I believe it's based of Scott Thorson's autobiography.

Honestly, I could go on about this movie forever, but I'd love to hear what others who have seen it thought about it.

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Posted on 29 May 2013