Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Liberace: Flamboyant Pianist

One of the sunniest entertainers ever to come along, flamboyant pianist Wladziu Valentino Liberace – known simply as Liberace – may have had a dark side, but he kept it carefully concealed from his public. 
That is bound to change next year when HBO airs the movie Behind the Candelabra, now filming with a cast-against-type Michael Douglas as the gilded showman and Matt Damon as his much younger lover, Scott Thorson – who exposed his life with Lee in a tell-all book and also sued for $113 million in palimony. 
"He thought his personal life was nobody's business," the real-life Thorson told PEOPLE in 1987, when Liberace, 67, died from Aids.
Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's 11 and Magic Mike), directs the HBO production, whose title comes from the elaborate décor with which Liberace surrounded himself, including his trademark candelabra on the piano. Also in the cast: Rob Lowe, Debbie Reynolds, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula and Cheyenne Jackson. 
In the scene shown here and taken on the set Monday, Douglas and Damon, both in character, are shopping for a car. 

First onset photo to be released.
Think it's meant to look like it's unofficial.
God, I love Lee - this better be great.

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