• Behind the Candelabra

    Behind the Candelabra (Paperback) By (author) Scott Thorson, By (author) Alex Thorleifson

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    DescriptionIn this unusually frank book Scott Thorson tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about a legendary entertainer who went to outrageous extremes to prevent public knowledge of his homosexuality. Liberace's unhappy childhood, dominated by a mother determined to force him into a concert career, serves as the prologue for a story that goes on to detail Liberace's early appearances in honky-tonks, his move to New York to seek fame, and, finally, his first booking in Las Vegas, where he was courted by the Mafia. His successes create a bright counterpoint to a darker tale of a man hungry for power, given to every excess. Liberace's credo-"too much of a good thing is wonderful"-is reflected here in his acquisition of new lovers, luxurious homes, a large collection of pornography, and a total of twenty-six house dogs. Behind the Candelabra also reveals the details of the fundamentally tender love affair between Liberace and Thorson-whom Liberace sent to his own plastic surgeon to have his face remodeled in Liberace's own image! This fast-paced story, sprinkled with anecdotes about famous entertainers such as Michael Jackson and Shirley MacLaine, ends with an intimate look at Liberace's final days as he lay dying of AIDS-and his deathbed reconciliation with Scott.


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    Title
    Behind the Candelabra
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Scott Thorson, By (author) Alex Thorleifson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 239
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780988349483
    ISBN 10: 0988349485
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    DC21: 786.2092
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd
    Publisher
    TANTOR MEDIA INC
    Imprint name
    TANTOR MEDIA INC
    Publication date
    14 May 2013