Liberace An Autobiography Author:Liberace LIBERACE...: At last---the candid autobiography of "Mr Showmanship," whose candelabra, glass-topped piano, bejeweled wardrobe, and versatility have made him one of the world's highest-paid entertainers and the first TV matinee idol. Honored by colleagues and critics, winner of the respect and admiration of a vast international public, this Wis... more »consin-born son of a musician (his father was Italian, his mother Polish) fought long and hard for his phenomenal success. A natural entertainer and gifted pianist, he quickly captivated people everywhere with his remarkable talents. Imaginative and innovative, his performances have been consistent show-stoppers (as is his sumptuous diamond-studded wardrobe), and three times he has appeared at the London Palladium by royal command---making front-page headlines each time.
Here we read the entire personal story of one of the most beloved entertainers in American history. He speaks about the women in his life and why he never married; about his famous lawsuit in England which he won; his early days as a struggling pianist; we meet his brother, George, sister Angie, and his wonderful mother, we learn about his business organization, his collecting interests, which include cars, antiques, memorabilia of the theater, his record-breaking performances throughout the world, including Australia and Canada.
And much more, not forgetting celebrity vignettes and some priceless show biz anecdotes. Author of a successful cookbook, private gourmet, and public dynamo (he works more than 300 days a year), the flamboyant Mr Showmanship is sure to win the reader's enthusiastic response as he unfolds his remarkable personal history. Liberace has entertained countless millions of devoted fans through his numerous appearances on radio and television and through his concerts in Las Vegas, and throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and elsewhere, not forgetting his command performances in London and his winter, 1973, Philharmonic Hall concert in Lincoln Center, New York. Traveling with candelabra and his glass-topped Baldwin piano, his stage is the world---he is a true citizen of the world---and he never goes unnoticed!
His entire personal story is told here, adding another notch to his belt of achievements---Writer. His autobiography is an inspiring and engrossing one, both moving and entertaining---a book his many devotees will wish to read, own, and present as gifts.« less