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Behind the Candelabra producer Jerry Weintraub says film will ‘change’ Hollywood

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  1. Well, without giving much away, can I say that I always rushed home to see the Liberace black and white programme on Granada TV in the early 1960′s, in those days we didn’t have video recorders, and of course being Gay was against the law.

  2. good for him. woo! but of course no doubt there were no homosexual actors available, of equal box office, to play any of the parts. pure pant-o-mime. can’t have homosexual actor playing homosexuals. ‘this will change film in hollywood’ = media-hype and hollywood will never change; ‘this is straight dvd’ = natch.

  3. Spanner1960 5 Jun 2013, 10:44pm

    I saw the film the other night and thought it was excellent, but it did rather play to the stereotypes,and whilst I recognise that Liberace was a huge star, his habit of getting through a huge number of young men (the lead in this first met Liberace when he was 17) and finally dying of AIDS rather worryingly plays on the idea that all the “I told you so” contingent will only use the story as a stick to beat us with.

    That said, it is a fantastic story that evokes the era and the totally over the top character, and it is only a shame the studios didn’t have a little more faith in such topics.

  4. I don’t ever recollect Liberace having two or more candelabra on top of his piano; as I recall he had only one candelabrum.

  5. Praying so

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