BEHIND THE CANDELABRA MY LIFE WITH LIBERACE PDF

Shelves: glbt This is a well-written book. Thorson and his ghost-writer did a great job. The behind-the-scenes story of Liberace is captivating with lots of action and excess. I knew little about Liberace going in and this book serves as a great introduction to the man and his life. Thorson starts the book off well, playing the narrator instead of choosing sides.

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Shelves: glbt This is a well-written book. Thorson and his ghost-writer did a great job. The behind-the-scenes story of Liberace is captivating with lots of action and excess. I knew little about Liberace going in and this book serves as a great introduction to the man and his life. Thorson starts the book off well, playing the narrator instead of choosing sides. Perhaps realizing the audience for the book would be Liberaces fans, and not wanting to go up against a This is a well-written book.

I have found in my life few times when things are both offensive and boring. They seem opposite emotions. As the frequency of our arguments increased, so did my drug usage. With the wisdom of hindsight I realize that my drug habit caused some of the difficulty between us. Thorson details a life spun out of control, culminating in him being holed up for two days doing drugs with a gun! And then two pages later says: Meanwhile, Lee was back in Palm Springs, convinced that I now represented a serious danger to his health and happiness.

He was scared to death. Of me! The exclamation mark is what did it for me. You are out of control on drugs with a loaded gun, imagine him being afraid of that! Thorson comes off badly in this section.

During their break-up, Thorson states: Lee had his mind set on two things: the Academy Awards and the pleasure he would enjoy with his two houseguests later that evening. His cup was running over while mine had come up empty. Thorson stops being sympathetic at this point. Liberace is continuing his mandatory bookings and Thorson is hurt by this, seeing it as a personal attack. He then again blames Liberace for his drug problem: Losing him in such a brutal way helped to accelerate my drug usage—which in turn deepened my problems.

The book does have a new postscript from the author, and it seems like enough material for a second book. The problem was there was no Liberace.

I had to finance my own lifestyle, and all I knew from a practical standpoint was drugs. I threw myself headlong into the crystal meth scene. This bothered me and brought the book down at the end. I hope he finds a way to do that.

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Behind the candelabra : my life with Liberace

It details the tumultuous relationship between famed pianist Liberace Douglas and his much younger lover Scott Thorson Damon. Originally meant as a theatrical release, the film ended up being made at HBO, apparently because the major studios thought it was " too gay " it did, however, get released in cinemas internationally. It premiered at the Cannes film festival to great reviews, particularly for the performances from Douglas, Damon, and Rob Lowe. Advertisement: It was the final film to be scored by Marvin Hamlisch. This movie provides examples of: Bi the Way : Scott identifies as bisexual, although he is never seen with a woman during the movie. Conspicuous Consumption : Hoo boy.

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Behind the Candelabra – review

But Palm Springs was integral to his personal and professional life. When death seemed imminent, his attorney, Joel Strote, said Liberace chose his Palm Springs home to die because "I think he wanted to rest in the place he loves. He wants to be remembered as he was — an entertainer. Others were shot at N. The Cloisters was one of four Palm Springs houses owned by Liberace, not counting the home he bought for his mother behind the Cloisters.

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