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by Mike
Rated: E · Article · Educational · #2151318
I THINK THIS SHOWS HOW MY FATHER AND MOST ENTERTAINERS THOUGHT AT THE TIME.
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. We could do anything piano, including a complete restoration of old pianos, which became better than today's new ones.

I grew up in a world that most people can only dream about, and at the time, I thought nothing of it; 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 for a while 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's museum has gone by the wayside in Las Vegas.

The closing of Liberace's museum has brought old memories back to me.

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 police blotter for West Hollywood, around 1975 or newspaper articles and of course, the people who lived around Liberace's home at that time.

Too many years have passed to remember the exact dates this transpired.

My father came up with the hair brain idea of making Liberace home, located at "8433 Harold Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069" a museum.

My father presented the idea to Liberace, and it became history, as my father and Liberace found out that thousands of people would come to see his museum, and all the streets around Liberace's home became gridlocked.

(BY THE WAY, LIBERACE OWNED AROUND 17 PIANOS AT THIS TIME)

The police were notified when the streets around Liberace's home became impassable, and Liberace's museum was promptly closed.

Sometime later the museum was moved to Las Vegas.

I am not sure who moved Liberace's-Museum to Las Vegas, but it was my father, who came up with the original idea of making Liberace's Home into a museum and oversaw the project with Liberace.

This was Just some superfluous information I thought I would share memories of an era gone by.


Michael
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