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Call me Lee

I was but a small child when I first heard of Liberace.  My mother was a fan, but my father was scornful of him.  I grew up understanding that he was a pianist of some musical talent and considerable ability as a popular entertainer, but also that he was somewhat vulgar in that peculiar way that makes some people very rich.   618 more words


Entertainment at its Best in “Call Me Lee”

Wladziu Valentino Liberace was one of the greatest entertainers of the Twentieth Century. He was adored by millions and set box office records a few months before his death in 1987, by performing 21 sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall. 328 more words


TV: The World of Liberace, Prisoners of War, Community, Crisis

I only found myself in a cinema a handful of times over the last 12 months, but a movie I saw and enjoyed was Behind the Candelabra. 542 more words


Photo from 'The Box' reveals evidence of possible Liberace séance

There are certain iconic phrases woven into the fabric of our collective experience. They are phrases which, upon hearing or seeing them, create an anticipation that has been engrained in us since childhood… … 704 more words


Behind The Candelabra

Semi-retired Soderbergh shows life in the (not so) old director yet…

Steven Soderbergh retired from being a film director around 2010 but has unretired himself for several projects making his most creatively exciting yet accessible work to date; Psychological Thriller  725 more words


Friday Jams

I know I’ve said it before, but I really love the TCM channel. You never know what will pop up on their play list and when I’m up in the middle of the night unable to get back to sleep, I’ve seen some awesome old movies. 590 more words

Liberating Liberace: Why Age Matters

I saw Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra in Sydney — out in theatres there since late July 2013. Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, this flick brilliantly portrayed the life of Valentino Liberace, a famous American pianist and vocalist who showcased his talents on his own TV show during the 1950s. 1,423 more words