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December 30, 2006 5:58 PM   Subscribe

Liberace Dot Org For all Your Liberace related needs.
posted by sgt.serenity (27 comments total)

 
" Is Morrissey the Postmodern Liberace ?" - Any reasonably drawn graph of their careers would show how Morrissey waxed as Liberace waned.
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:00 PM on December 30, 2006


Y'know, I'm reasonably sure I don't have any Liberace-related needs.
posted by cerebus19 at 6:08 PM on December 30, 2006


Funny you should mention Liberace because I just chanced on this vintage clip the other day: Liberace and Cassius Clay.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:13 PM on December 30, 2006


I'm not sure if it's the depression, the alcohol, or the lack of sunlight talking, but all I can say is YES, YES, YES!
posted by eriko at 6:30 PM on December 30, 2006


My Liberace related needs cannot be satisfied.
posted by The Straightener at 6:38 PM on December 30, 2006


Y'know, I'm reasonably sure I don't have any Liberace-related needs.

No no no, everybody needs this watch.
posted by eparchos at 6:43 PM on December 30, 2006


My Liberace related needs cannot be quantified.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:45 PM on December 30, 2006


what a cute boy... and such a wonderful smile
posted by growabrain at 7:26 PM on December 30, 2006


The last time my parents were in Vegas they visited the Liberace Museum and had lunch at the gift/coffee shop. They found it such an excellent deal they stopped back a couple days later on their way back to the airport to pick up a couple of sandwiches for the trip.

Yeah, they're like really, really old.

I wish my brother Lee was here...
posted by Opposite George at 7:29 PM on December 30, 2006


Oh yeah, I loves me some Liberace...
posted by miss lynnster at 7:29 PM on December 30, 2006


I'm surprised Liberace didn't sign off on that copyright petition. BTW, does it qualify as a googlewhack if it's three words?
posted by wendell at 7:33 PM on December 30, 2006


And oh yeah, when I visited the museum in 2003 it seemed like they were still trying to keep the illusion alive that he just never met the right girl. I guess they didn't want to break any old ladies' hearts.

But anybody in LV definitely should make this a stop on their itinerary, if for no other reason than to see the World's Largest Rhinestone.
posted by Opposite George at 7:36 PM on December 30, 2006


Edward R. Murrow asked the hardball questions, as was his wont.
posted by nj_subgenius at 7:53 PM on December 30, 2006


Wait, are you saying that this man wasn't straight? What?
posted by miss lynnster at 7:53 PM on December 30, 2006 [2 favorites]


Liberace was born/lved in my hometown! (sort of)
posted by drezdn at 8:08 PM on December 30, 2006


miss lynnster - Really, get your mind out of the gutter.

As a straight man who proudly displays that exact photo on his refrigerator (as a magnet purchased at aforementioned gift shop/lunchateria) I consider it my duty to disabuse you of any notions concerning the good man's sexuality. My thought was that any discussion of the great extent of Liberace's overwhelming, 100%-purely-heterosexual studliness would be too much for the elder fans' image of him as a paragon of virtue.

Now if you don't mind I have to get back to my manly DVDs - tonight it's gonna be Rock Hudson in Ice Station Zebra followed by Psycho with Anthony Perkins.
posted by Opposite George at 8:17 PM on December 30, 2006


posted by Opposite George

'I wish my brother Opposite George was here..'
posted by jonmc at 8:19 PM on December 30, 2006


ooOOOoo! Spartacus too!
posted by nj_subgenius at 8:21 PM on December 30, 2006


{harrumph}
posted by nj_subgenius at 8:22 PM on December 30, 2006


give me Liberace or give me death!
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 8:37 PM on December 30, 2006


"if you only wear one, wear a big one"
posted by hortense at 8:51 PM on December 30, 2006


My Liberace needs watering.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:14 PM on December 30, 2006


I will always love that deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavored, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love, Liberace.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:10 PM on December 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


What could conceivably be a Liberace-related need?
posted by ronin21 at 3:41 AM on December 31, 2006


What could conceivably be a Liberace-related need?

Um, hello?!?

Hope that straightens things out.
posted by Opposite George at 3:03 PM on December 31, 2006


Ooooh. I covet that purse.
posted by miss lynnster at 5:39 PM on December 31, 2006


I was in Vegas last April and went to the museum because I thought it was be totally kitschy. What with being in the middle of a strip mall and housing his hot pants collection. I have to say though, between the quality of exhibits at the museum and finding out about the Liberace Scholars program, I came away really impressed. I mean, I was also still pretty amused at the kitsch and his sense of humor, but it's a pretty well run organization.
posted by gov_moonbeam at 8:26 PM on December 31, 2006


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