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Behind the Candelabra - My Life With Liberace-logo

Behind the Candelabra - My Life With Liberace

Alex Thorleifson

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In this unusually frank book Scott Thorson, Liberace's longtime lover, tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the 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. As Thorson attests, such successes provide 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 above all explores 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 Thorson. Thorson's story will also appear in the upcoming biopic of the same name starring award-winning actors Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Thorson, Peter Berkrot

Length:

9h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

09:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:53


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

18:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:32