OMG! The teaser trailer for Behind the Candelabra:
This is what Heaven looks like.
Phyllis Diller has died, aged 95. Across her lengthy career she appeared with Liberace several times, including this 1969 spot on his TV variety show:
Best. Signature. Ever. And who doesn’t request their beer be served in a champagne flute?
Liberace was obsessed with beer, and never missed a chance to mention his Milwaukee roots. The two came together in this perky rendition of The Beer Barrel Polka:
Michael Douglas looks fabulous as Liberace in these first photos from the set of Behind The Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh’s HBO movie about the final years of Liberace.
I’m really interested in this movie, since it’s based on Scott Thorson’s memoir Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace, and Scott Thorson is the guy who:
And this is before we’ve gotten to Liberace himself, much less the watermelon diet.
Plus, Matt Damon looks spunkier than ever, as if it were possible, done up to Dynasty as Thorson:
More about Liberace in The Loved One
Liberace didn’t become the world’s highest paid entertainer from the 1950s through the 1970s for nothing, you know. In this clip from The Loved One and effortlessly shows off yet another string in his majestically multi-talented bow.
I’m awarding him a long overdue posthumous Best Supporting Actor award, and not only for his line delivery of “all our units are waterproof” (he appears from 1:40):