|My Father and Liberace’s Museum.
I thought I would write about my father. He was known as the Piano Man in the music world. My father owned a piano store called Piano Brokers; actually, we could do anything piano, including building a new piano.
I grew up in a world that most people can only dream about, and at the time, I thought nothing of it and I thought everyone lived as I did. I rubbed elbows with many of the stars of that era. You see I worked at my father’s store as I grew up, and after I came home from the military.
I would like to share a funny story that most people do not know or probably care about, but I think it shows how my father and most entertainers thought at the time. It also shows how quickly people in the entertainment industry are forgotten, as my father was, just as Liberace museum has gone by the wayside in Las Vegas.
The closing of Liberace museum has brought old memories back, and I thought the person who came up with the original idea should be revealed, yes, it was my father, and you can verify the story by looking at the Beverly Hills police blotter, between 1976-1979, and of course the people who lived around Liberace’s home at that time.
My father came up with the hair brain idea of making Liberace home, located in Beverly Hills, into a museum. He presented the idea to Liberace, and it became history, as my father and Liberace found out that thousands of people would come to see the museum, and all the streets around Liberace's home would become gridlocked.
Beverly Hills police were quickly called when the streets around Liberace's home became gridlocked, and Liberace’s museum was promptly closed.
I am not sure who moved Liberace’s museum to Las Vegas, but it's my father, who came up with the original idea of making Liberace home into a museum and oversaw the project.
Just some superfluous information I thought I would share.
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