Liberace’s name in lights returns permanently to the site of his longest running residency, as signs go up for Liberace Avenue in Las Vegas, at last.
In a meeting of the Clark County Planning Commission, the name of a major thoroughfare in Las Vegas was approved for name change, from Karen Avenue to Liberace Avenue, marking a tremendous victory for the Liberace Foundation.
“Liberace is the only Las Vegas icon whose jewels have gone on display at the Paris Museum of Modern Art or Monte Carlo Fashion Week. He is the only Las Vegas icon whose costumes have been exhibited at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Met Gala.
“We, the Board of the County Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, do hereby celebrate the legacy of Liberace on what would be his 100th birthday this year and congratulate the Liberace Foundation on its continued good work in his name.”
Donors go down in history as names are recorded on the restored Fab Egg, the most elaborate and final stage of Liberace.
French star Line Renaud welcomed Liberace to Paris on his first visit there in 1955. When the Liberace Jewels went on exhibit at the Paris Museum of Modern Art sixty-two years later, Madame Renaud welcomed her friend back to the City of Light.
Line Renaud welcomed Liberace to Paris in 1955, years before she starred on the Las Vegas Strip. On May 18, 2017, she will welcome him one more time to the City of Light.
Artists have paid tribute to Liberace in lyrics more than any other artist. Have a look.
Liberace Foundation Operations Manager Andreas Sparkuhl gives us an update on the Liberace Museum Collection
Foundation member Scotty Scott sponsors yet another iconic Liberace costume, allowing the team to re-house the Purple Chinchilla costume.
Liberace Costume Sponsor Kanani Fong makes possible the re-housing of the fantastic Art Deco Cape.