Behind the Candelabra – HBO Movie about Liberace
On May 26th, 2013 @ 9pm HBO is debuting the movie “Behind the Candelabra” a film about Wladziu Valentino Liberace the famous pianist and musician and his 6 year relationship with Scott Thorson his limo driver. The film is based on an autobiographical novel by Scott Thorson entitled “Behind the Candelabra: My life with Liberace”. The film boasts a star packed ensemble including Michael Douglas who is playing Liberace and Matt Damon who is portraying Scott Thorson as well as other great actors like Dan Aykroyd, Paul Reiser, Rob Lowe the list goes on. It should be interesting to see such great actors under the direction of an Academy Award Winning director Steven Soderbergh’s vision of Liberace’s extravagant life.
Over 30 years ago, before Tulipani Enterprises was in the business of Swim Spas, Mr. Tulipani our founder was in the business of creating high end teakwood spas, he recalls the time he was sent up to Liberace’s home in South Lake Tahoe to deliver a teakwood spa in exchange he was going to get comp’d tickets to see his show when Mr. Liberace was performing in Tahoe.
Mr. Tulipani remembers it was an extravagant home just like the entertainer! Sadly however, he did not get to meet the entertainer personally as he was received by his private security who helped unload the teakwood spa to his backyard. Currently Mr. Tulipani lives in Lake of the Pines which interestingly enough George, the brother of Liberace brought his orchestra to play for the gala opening of the remodeled clubhouse. Liberace was truly one of a kind in a time before Elvis and Madonna he captivated audiences like none other.
Here is a link to the trailer for the movie as well as a link for HBO’s Movie page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqAC1yiIROw http://www.hbo.com/movies/behind-the-candelabra/index.html