Liberace's Candelabrum - A replica of a Louis XIV
candelabrum always graced Liberace's piano when he performed in concert and on
his musical variety program THE LIBERACE SHOW/NBC/CBS/1952 & 69.
Liberace first placed a candelabrum on the top of his piano in the 1940s to
give his act a little more class.
He once remarked during a January 1954 interview that the "audience seems to
sense my inspiration is extracted from the warm glow of those tiny flickering
In later years, Liberace used an electric candelabrum which he
brightened or dimmed by an unseen control.
When ridiculed about his flamboyant costumes and ornamental trappings,
Liberace answered his critics with his now classic comeback "I cried all the way
to the bank." See also MUSIC & MUSICIANS:
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