Today is Liberace‘s birthday. The famous flamboyant pianist (and subject of the recent movie Behind The Candelabra with Michael Douglas & Matt Damon) would have been 94. I wasn’t a fan per se, but I always wanted to go to his museum.
I love odd and obscure museums! My favourites I’ve been to are: Seoul’s kimchi, Amtsterdam’s sex, Prince Edward Island’s potato, Havana’s rum, Phuket’s sea shells, Toronto’s shoes, New York state’s Jell-O, Hong Kong’s tea, and of course Prague’s postcard museum. During my recent trip to Niagara Falls I discovered an Evil Knievel museum but didn’t have time to go 😦
Sadly, I may never be able to add the Liberace Museum to the list. By the time I made it to Las Vegas, the museum had closed for good. Someone who was lucky enough to visit it sent me this postcard:
See how unique the museum was? You just can’t see stuff like a mirrored limo anywhere else. Here’s the reverse side of the postcard:
“The Liberace Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada. Rolls Royce: 1962 Custom designed Rolls Royce Phantom V Landau Limousine driven 68,000 miles before adding tiny mosaic tiles with designs of galloping horses. It was never driven on the streets again only on stage.”
“Hi Glen, I thought you would get a laugh out of us going to the Liberace Museum.”
So my only consolation is this postcard and a pair of Liberace socks.