Liberace Used Judy Garland And Mae West As Least Convincing Beards Ever


He [Liberace] had no trouble getting all the dates he wanted and he gloried in escorting well-known entertainers to parties, getting his picture taken with Susan Hayward, Gale Storm, Rosemary Clooney, Mae West, and Judy Garland. Mae was the only one of his so-called lady friends I actually met. As they say in Texas, Mae was a hoot! She and Lee were an unpredictable twosome who enjoyed trying to outdo each other’s outrageousness.”

An excerpt from the new edition of Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace by Scott Thorson, via The Wrap. Liberace with Mae West (above) and singer Johnny Ray. His brother George was there too. With Judy below:



What we would give to be at that table, though Sophie Tucker’s clearly not having any of it.