“BEHIND THE CANDELABRA” DOCUMENTS THE STORY OF SCOTT THORSON PULLING LIBERACE OUT OF THE CLOSET

It makes sense that the Liberace biography “Behind the Candelabra” would land at HBO where they did such a good job with the Jack Kevorkian story. Michael Douglas is still set to play Liberace and Matt Damon is cast as his boyfriend Scott Thorson. (The script is based on Thorson’s book “My Life with Liberace.”) Liberace fell for 17 year old Scott in 1976, and they lived together for five years until drugs and cheating broke them up. Scott Thorson shocked the world in 1982 when he sued Liberace for palimony and revealed all the details of their gay relationship, including the fact that Liberace paid to have Scott get plastic surgery to look more like him! Liberace was devastated. He was adored as a performer but he was forced to lead two lives because he was always in the closet- it’s a fascinating story. (Photos above show Scott and Liberace at the height of their romance)

Posted by Janet on October 11, 2011

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  1. By Denise
    On October 11, 2011 at

    And we were simply shocked to find out that Liberace was gay, because we never would have guessed.

    Seriously, he was a fabulous entertainer and I used to love watching his shows. And remember him on the old Batman when he played those twins, one good and one evil? A true original.

  2. By Patrick
    On October 11, 2011 at

    Apart from being very likable and entertaining,Liberace was a dirty old, reptile, fool later in life. I felt no sympathy for him when this hustler took HIM for a ride.
    No Queen like an old Queen. {fool}
    It should be a good show if Damon and Douglas are doing it on H.B.O.

  3. By Ava
    On October 11, 2011 at

    @Patrick
    That may have been the only way to get any companionship or sex was to resort to a hustler. If he was alive now, Liberace might be picking out a different one each night from the internet and craiglist. lol

    Now, the sad part is when those young ones (male or female) age and can no longer make a living turning tricks. I suppose we can read and possibly see more about that in Strom’s new scratch & sniff autobiography that he is peddling to the porn shops.

  4. By Strom
    On October 11, 2011 at

    Liberace is now on Gay island!

    For a much more interesting piano player check out John Schmidt. What he does on the piano is amazing and his cohart on the cello:

    http://www.jonschmidt.com

  5. By Muffin
    On October 11, 2011 at

    Well I missed the whole Liberace love affair. I being too young to have been a Liberace fan, I always knew he was gay. It was pretty obvious, no? I really dont know too many straight me that wear alot of gaudy jewellery, sequins and fur coats. Yeah, pretty obvious!! I am sure the movie will be good as Matt Damon doesn’t usually make many stinkers. not so sure Bout watching it though. Broke back Mountain really traumatized me!

    Hey Janet, how bout the Kardashians. I just read they are on target to be billionaires in the not so distant future. Sears alone is paying them half of that. I guess the sales can’t be too terribly bad. 30% off or not. For as many haters as there claims to be, they sure got high ratings for KK’s wedding last night. Just sayin’.

  6. By Strom
    On October 11, 2011 at

  7. By Kitty
    On October 11, 2011 at

    It wasn’t a shock to anybody with half a brain. We always knew he was a flaming gay.

  8. By Ava
    On October 11, 2011 at

    @Strom

    I strongly suspect you are an imposter because I actually enjoyed that link (http://www.jonschmidt.com) and forwarded it to my friends. Amazing performance.

    Whoever you are, thanks for sharing!

  9. By pixie larue
    On October 11, 2011 at

    Liberace was a great performer but he had a totally filthy and immoral lifestyle. I guess HBO is going after the geyser set for ratings. zzzzzz…

  10. By Queen Elizabeth II aka Betty Windsor
    On October 11, 2011 at

    @Patrick: Now you just hang on a minute there, fella!

    @Muffin: No actual butt-holes were harmed in the filming of Brokeback Mountain, dear.

  11. By Pit BuLL LOVER
    On October 11, 2011 at

    my (at the time) GF Virginia and I took our grandmothers TO Circle Star Theater in San Carlos ( or was that RC? ) to see this talent….
    He was MAGNIFICENT in every way and THEY LOVED IT!
    One of my best memories!!

  12. By Say Something Nice
    On October 11, 2011 at

    I’ll bet more than anything, Thorson regrets that HEINOUS chin implant.

    Cosmetic surgery has sure come a long way in 25 years—thank you Jesus!

    Something nice: Lib was reportedly very good to his pets.

    Something nice and ancient: used to hang out with Ina Liberace (Lee’s niece) and Kristy McNichol when they were lovers/best pals at the old Odyssey disco on Beverly Blvd. Good times! :)

  13. By Bluejay
    On October 11, 2011 at

    Since we’re thanking Strom, thanks for the link, re: Morgan Freeman. Wow, about as bad as Woody Allen.

  14. By forrest gump
    On October 11, 2011 at

    try to imagine a grown up “Man” with a C*CK IN HIS MOUTH & ANUS?

    you need to puke?

  15. By Patrick
    On October 11, 2011 at

    Excuse me please your Majesty.
    Grovelling and begging forgiveness.

  16. By yucko
    On October 11, 2011 at

    Liberace wanted his boyfriend to look just like him so much that he paid for his surgery….how screwed up is that…gay or not….why does he need his lover to look just like him…wow….thats the sick part.

  17. By Denise
    On October 12, 2011 at

    Sometimes Strom amazes me in a good way. Always quick with the links. That Liberace on What’s My Line was entertaining. All those women screaming.

  18. By "What's My Line" Trivia
    On October 12, 2011 at

    Longtime panel member Arlene Francis was responsible for not one, but TWO deaths during her time—one was caused when a barbell she was using fell from her window and onto a man walking below.

    True story!

  19. By Strom
    On October 12, 2011 at

    Actually it was Arlene’s maid.

    It’s not about posters!

  20. By Anytown, USA
    On October 12, 2011 at

    Ah. The help always gets stuck with the blame, eh?

  21. By Ava
    On October 12, 2011 at

    “In 1960, a dumbbell she was using to prop open a window in her Manhattan apartment slipped out of its hold and fell eight stories onto a Detroit tourist who was in New York celebrating his 60th birthday, killing him.

    In 1963, she was driving in the rain when she collided with another car, and the accident killed the driver” (All Information is from IMDB)

  22. By Ava
    On October 12, 2011 at

    IMDB also writes…….

    “In 1960, her maid accidentally dropped a barbell from her apartment window or balcony, killing a passerby. Ms. Francis paid $175,000 in damages.”
    ____________________

    .
    .
    .
    Who the heck knows. Bottom line, the poor guy died.

  23. By Ava
    On October 12, 2011 at

    “It’s not about posters!”

    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    THEN WHY IN THE HELL TO YOU CARE SO MUCH ????? WHY DON’T YOU JUST SHUT UP ABOUT IT THEN???

  24. By Denise
    On October 12, 2011 at

    Yeah Strom, if it’s not about posters, why do you post links for us to watch.

    Admit it, you like us, dontcha?

    $175,000 in damages? That was a lot of money back then. No wonder she was stuck on What’s My Line for years.

  25. By Strom
    On October 12, 2011 at

    How many did these two GAYS infect with AIDS?

  26. By Patrick
    On October 12, 2011 at

    Fuck off with that, Strom.
    A lot of good people were lost in that terrible era.
    And don’t start with the Chimp thing again…stupid.

  27. By Chicagoland
    On October 12, 2011 at

    “Arlene Francis, serial killer.”

    The things you learn. God I love this site! :)

  28. By Chicagoland
    On October 12, 2011 at

    “The somber, dignified air of Ms. Francis’s funeral procession was disrupted when the hearse carrying her remains ran a red light and T-boned a bus filled with returning veterans—killing 11 instantly and injuring scores of others.”*

    (I kid, I kid! :) )

  29. By Denise
    On October 13, 2011 at

    LOL Chicagoland.

  30. By Strom
    On October 13, 2011 at

    “That Era” continues today and the gay lobby was successful in diverting the public from behavorial results. Totally amazing they were able to turn the tables and get huge amounts of funding that was taken away from research on diseases which might now be cured while the fags went skipping on their merry way….and infecting more people than ever.

    Send them to Gay Island and give each a pet monkey.

  31. By Patrick
    On October 13, 2011 at

    You really have to work through your hate, Strom.
    Life is to short.
    Actually it looks like your government wants you to direct your negative energies towards Iran right now. Time for some good ole boy whoopass on the next, mid-east, oil, target.
    YEEEE-HAAAW!

  32. By Strom
    On October 13, 2011 at

    Amazing that Sebastian is so pro-GAY and anti-American.

    There is no support in America for any more wars and the Iran caper is a big con, either from someone group in Iran or the USA.

  33. By Patrick
    On October 13, 2011 at

    I’m not Sebastion. Nor pro-gay, or anti american.
    Just tolerant, anti kill for profit and critical minded.
    America can’t leave Iraq unattended which is the plan after saving the world{pumping oil} from W.M.D.’s and Saddam or Iran goes in.
    The playing field needs to be levelled.
    Hence knock down Iran’s military and infrastructure to make them incapable of making a play for Iraq.
    The ace card will be some American dyke politician afearing the masses with manufactured, credible info that Iran has produced a fissionable weapon and Israel is the target.
    Wait for it.

  34. By Strom
    On October 13, 2011 at

  35. By Strom
    On October 13, 2011 at

    American dyke politician = Hillary

  36. By Ava
    On October 13, 2011 at

    Patrick
    I think Strom uses all that hate in a multitude of ways. She’s killed off a lot of people on this website.

    There’s nothing but pure hate tucked under that yellow sheet of hers.

  37. By Patrick
    On October 13, 2011 at

    Once in a while she throws a bone in the form of some benign comment or video clip of music or whatever.
    But it’s all about the racist agenda.
    Nasty, mean, old bitch.

  38. By Strom
    On October 13, 2011 at

    Amazing and inaccurate comments about other people instead of the thread at hand.

  39. By Ava
    On October 13, 2011 at

    Miss Strom

    You must be related to Janet or her close friend or she was your prison bitch.

    Whatever, it is she allows you to grossly exceed most people’s tolerant level for racist & graphic sexual racist remarks.

    You don’t even want people to interact on the website for fear that they might have a common link (their distaste for you).

    I am for free speech but there isn’t anything about the bile you sprew that is free. The cost is what we feel for you every single day that you post on this site which is pity, disgust, saddness….among others.

    I know your so much smarter that anger and hate. From time to time, I see flickers of a real person that isn’t so consumed in racist rants. I am so shocked by these events that I even question whether it is really you or not.

    If you are genuiunely this angry person that you project, then I hope that God can come into your life and you can see and understand that hate weighs you down and ages you. It keeps you from enjoying the gift of life.

  40. By Strom
    On October 13, 2011 at

    Totally amazing and inaccurate comments about other people instead of the thread at hand.

    It’s really not about posters!

    Speaking of gays: Super lesbo Whitney Houston strikes again:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2048740/Whitney-Houston-thrown-plane-Diva-behaviour-refusing-fasten-seatbelt.html

  41. By Ava
    On October 13, 2011 at

    FU Miss Strom.

    That’s an accurate statement.

  42. By Strom
    On October 14, 2011 at

    Amazing comment!

  43. By Leif
    On October 14, 2011 at

    I think Strom and Ava are really buddies and just making us think they aren’t.

  44. By Taylor
    On October 14, 2011 at

    Strom works for the website owner.

  45. By Strom
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Wrong on all counts and I am all for interaction so long as it is about JC’s threads and not about what a poster had for lunch or did 40 years ago (who cares).

  46. By Denise
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Yes Strom dear we know, “it’s not about posters”.

    Although I still miss Walt Cliff and his food and relative stories.

  47. By Ava
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Denise

    I think Strom ran off Walt (loved his stories). Strom hated him and everybody else.

  48. By Strom
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Strom hates no one

  49. By Ava
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Strom just likes it to all be about Strom

  50. By Patrick
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Walt never bothered Strom.
    Good ole boys are pretty quiet on those subjects in mixed company.
    Casonia freaked Walt out, Mel pissed him off and Hello hurt his feelings.
    Didn’t you, Hello!

  51. By Strom
    On October 15, 2011 at

    It’s not about posters!

  52. By Ava
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Hello is really Strom right? Casonia is
    Reta right?

  53. By Ava
    On October 15, 2011 at

    “Casonia freaked Walt out, Mel pissed him off and Hello hurt his feelings.”

    If Casonia isn’t Reta, then I bet the same thing happened to her.

  54. By Patrick
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Yeah, Casonia was pretty much the last straw for REta too as she had remarked just before she split. Casonia is incarcerated in Seattle.
    Hello can be really fucking nasty at times and go for the soft spot but Strom is just Strom.

  55. By Ava
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Patrick,

    Casonia was a prison residence in Seattle? Seriously? Wow. How did you find out? She will probably be back.

  56. By Patrick
    On October 15, 2011 at

    Reading between the lines.
    She only posted during banking hours. Never on weekends. She mentioned she wouldn’t be able to post once because the library was going to be closed for reno’s for a week. She indicated she was from Seattle.
    Janet exorcised her with much difficulty.

  57. By Strom
    On October 16, 2011 at

    Good riddins! Long crazy rants add nothing to threads and eventually run away JCs advertisors.

    Maybe Jon Schmidt will play the farewell and become as famous as Libarace for his musical talent. He is a Mormon and that might turn off the gays but talent is unquestioned:

    http://www.jonschmidt.com

  58. By Ava
    On October 16, 2011 at

    “Good riddins! Long crazy rants add nothing to threads and eventually run away JCs advertisors. ”

    WHY DO YOU CARE? ANSWER THAT.

  59. By Ava
    On October 16, 2011 at

    Why use Janet Charlton’s website as a means to promote your obsession Jon Schmidt ???

    Remember it isn’t about the posts dipshit.

  60. By Strom
    On October 16, 2011 at

    Amazing Reta-like rant and attack on another poster.

    Nuts to the back of the que please!

  61. By Ava
    On October 16, 2011 at

    Good riddins! Long crazy rants add nothing to threads and eventually run away JCs advertisors. ”

    WHY DO YOU CARE? ANSWER THAT.

  62. By Patrick
    On October 16, 2011 at

    You listen to sucky, shitty music, Strom.

  63. By Strom
    On October 16, 2011 at

    An opinion, obviously, but maybe you like this music better:

    http://www.lacavaguerrero.com/

  64. By Patrick
    On October 16, 2011 at

    Mexican restuarant music?
    what?

  65. By carol
    On May 8, 2014 at

    I grew up with the Liberace kids. In Van Nuys,Cali.Rudy was an ass. Lester was sweet.Ina was a bit off.And baby harry was just a baby.There was zero parenting going on as the mom was at work.I felt kind of sorry for them.Their uncle was never there.Father died as a alcoholic.Shame really for the kids.Rudy had a best friend named Tom Walters,he was raping his little sister daily.And I now wonder if he ever hurt Ina too.Tom killed himself at 18.I still wonder about his sister and her life. Tragic family all the way around.Ner do wells.As they say.Pitiful for sure.

  66. By Strom
    On November 5, 2016 at

    Poor Patrick!

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