IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT THE LIBERACE MUSEUM
Judging by the number of emails we’ve received on the subject, a LOT of people are mourning the closing of the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas this week. He WAS an iconic Las Vegas entertainer – as our mothers and aunts will attest to. When the museum opened in 1979, loaded with Liberace’s extravagant costumes and sets and pianos, 450,000 people a year toured the place. Last year attendance was down to 50,000 and the people handling Liberace’s estate decided to lock the doors. The last sequin has been swept up. The Liberace collection MIGHT go on tour and hopefully will return to Las Vegas and reopen at a location closer to the strip. (The old strip mall was five miles away.) With Michael Douglas’s health in jeopardy, we don’t know if his Liberace movie with Matt Damon will ever happen. Don’t you love the photo of Liberace with Elvis?