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Old 09-13-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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October 17th.

My grandmothers both loved this man. I never understood why but it's sad the museum is closing. Another piece of Vegas history will be gone.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Would you believe we've never been there, and were just recently making plans to go?

I saw him one night about three or four in the morning with a young girl he brought into the Plaza to play the slots. She couldn't have been more than 13 or 14, but nobody dared say anything.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Sitting on a park bench...
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Are you sure that it was a girl? Given his tastes, it could have been a very young twink.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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...or just cover.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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The museum, from what I remember, wasn't really planned with tourists in mind...sort of off the beaten tourist path (on E. Trop, I believe). Area wasn't that great...and it situated on the edgoe of some strip mall. For a guy as popular...and flamboyant...as he was, you'd think LV would have done better. It would be like a Cher museum in the Von's parking lot where DavieJ89 works.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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The museum, from what I remember, wasn't really planned with tourists in mind...sort of off the beaten tourist path (on E. Trop, I believe). Area wasn't that great...and it situated on the edgoe of some strip mall. For a guy as popular...and flamboyant...as he was, you'd think LV would have done better. It would be like a Cher museum in the Von's parking lot where DavieJ89 works.
That's right. It's right across the street from the Pinball Hall of Fame, pretty much in the middle of nothing but 7-11's and other small shops.

Sad but not surprised by this happening. The guy has been dead for a while now and there are people who don't know who he is, he certainly was a heck of an entertainer though.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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His house was right behind where the Museum is now I believe....I had occassion to meet him a couple of times when I was doing photography....he was one of the truly nice men I have ever met....
I was working for a singer by the name of Cherie XX XXXXX....he came back to the dressing room after her show at Caesars...we were introduced casually...and I left the dressing room....about 8 years later I was working for a singer at the Hilton...and was in the dressing room...Liberace waked in and Frank started to make the introductions...Liberache said OH I know XXX he used to work for Cherie XX XXXXX.........

I was totally amazed and was instantly converted to a Liberace fan
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I never got to go!
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:42 PM
 
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That's right. It's right across the street from the Pinball Hall of Fame, pretty much in the middle of nothing but 7-11's and other small shops.

Sad but not surprised by this happening. The guy has been dead for a while now and there are people who don't know who he is, he certainly was a heck of an entertainer though.
Probably those born in Generation Y (or what I like to call, WHY?!), possibly the stupidest generation ever. I swear, those people will be the death of culture. Signed, Gen X critic.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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Oh how sad, I loved that place.
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