Liberace!


This performance, from 1986, turned out to be Lee's final visit to the Tonight Show. While the music is relatively low-key, visually this is so shiny and sparkly (even the toupée twinkles!) that we just had to share.

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  1. one cannot help but wonder,
    was everything else as tight as that face?

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  2. I believe all the skin was pulled up at the top of the scalp, tied into a knot, and then hidden by that glittering rug.

    It took a village.

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  3. I'm surprised at how restrained his playing was ... well, until he hit "The Minute Waltz."

    I was lucky to visit the Liberace museum before it closed. I loved it but mainly because there was a Liberace imitator who did a 45-minute act that was included in the admission price. He had his own hair; it was disconcerting.

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  4. In profile he's looking a lot like Gertrude Stein here. A rhinestone is a rhinestone is a rhinestone is a rhinestone!

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