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?

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Posted by Janet on October 20, 2010

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  1. By SebastianCanada
    On October 20, 2010 at

    You got a huge number of emails RE this story? Janet, obviously a bigger than expected proportion of your fans are old queens and naive blue-rinsed old ladies.

  2. By captain america
    On October 20, 2010 at

    ………….unless you are a dead man.

  3. By Pierce_mn
    On October 21, 2010 at

    The Liberace Museum was one of the greatest things I saw in Las Vegas. It’s closure is a shame. The money paid to visit went to scholarships for music students. I hope they can move it to a location on the Strip where it will get more attention. Maybe the hotel that was vacated by Debbie Reynolds?

  4. By Indy
    On October 21, 2010 at

    Pierce_mn….I also toured the museum. It was absolutely great. Why is everything opposite from what it should be?

  5. By SebastianCanada
    On October 21, 2010 at

    And Captain America asks:

    What is in this museum, bedazzled dildos?

  6. By strom
    On October 21, 2010 at

    naive, blue rinsed old ladies such as bettye bluejay?

  7. By Walt Cliff
    On October 21, 2010 at

    The museum is truly awesome. I can’t imagine why more people aren’t interested. I suspect that maybe it was advertised enough. It doesn’t matter the age or gender or sexual preference,Liberace was a wonderful entertainer and an incredible sense of humor.

  8. By strom
    On October 21, 2010 at

    Someone has copt’d my name again…..wasn’t my comment.

  9. By Indy
    On October 21, 2010 at

    Just go to YouTube and type in Liberace Museum — tons of videos.

  10. By SebastianCanada
    On October 21, 2010 at

    Whoever made that second last Strom comment is just trying to put the boot in. Pathetic.

  11. By Pippa-London
    On October 22, 2010 at

    You get 50000 visits and you shut it down? What kind of idiot is running his affairs?

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