‘Liberace: The Ultimate Entertainer’ DVD Review

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on May 4, 2013

Liberace: The Ultimate Entertainer
DVD $14.97 / Timeless Media Group

Released just in advance of the highly promoted HBO “Behind the Candelabra” mini-series starring Michael Douglas as the flamboyant piano-playing superstar, this double-DVD documentary takes a much more historical approach, edited together from segments of shows taped the late 1960s by the real-life Liberace to live studio audiences in London, England, for airing later on American television. Guest stars George Gobel, Minnie Pearl, Jack Benny and Phyllis Diller join in the music and comedy skits; bonus content includes Liberace’s home movies, a look at his eye-popping wardrobe, and a Liberace-narrated history of the piano.