Foundation Chairman to speak at Grand Opening
When you see several of the most elaborate costumes ever created, on display at the Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, it may be hard to believe that Liberace costume exhibits of similar impact are simultaneously on display in Las Vegas.
Jonathan Warren, chairman of the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts, is slated to speak at the opening November 6th. The unpublished, behind-the-scenes stories of Liberace and his influence on show business, as well as on the Liberace Foundation itself – now in its 5th decade – will be the candid topics.
The lost art of costuming as elaborate as Liberace’s, contracted by Liberace to Michael Travis, Jim Lapedus and Anna Nateece, is found virtually nowhere but in the Liberace Museum Collection, which Liberace himself originally curated.
“I hope you like ’em…You bought em!”
When the Las Vegas Weekly produced the in-depth, 25 Greatest Headliners in Vegas History, they did their homework before ranking Liberace as #1, finally arriving at their conclusion, “Every facet of stardom and entertainment mastery can be traced to, or through, Liberace.”
The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum is scheduled host the Bling Exhibit of Liberace costumes at its facility in Boca Raton, through February, 2018.