Paul Lynde Halloween Special: Little Monsters, KISS, and Camp

By: Sunday October 27, 2013 5:20 pm

Shades of Lady Gaga two and half decades before Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta donned platform shoes and a meat dress. Watch Paul Lynde thanking his “Little monsters” at the close of his surreal 1976 Halloween special; it shows a throughline of queer consciousness.

 

Late Night: LIBERACE BBQ!!

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 8:00 pm

This weekend brings brings two great America traditions together:  Barbecue and Liberace.

Hollywood Thought Liberace Story was Too Gay? Seriously?

By: Monday January 7, 2013 11:55 am

Ahem. When three giant stars like Douglas, Damon and Soderbergh say they’ll do a film for $5 million, it could be the burning on the Muskogee phone book. Any studio would hit the green light button. They are basically contributing the immense boxoffice value of their combined names, which I imagine to be somewhere in the tens of millions, in exchange for basically picking up the tab for the honeywagons to show up.

Late Night: Marvin Hamlisch, Music, and Arts Education

By: Tuesday August 7, 2012 8:00 pm

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, whose popular songs for stage and screen were a vibrant part the 1970s, has gone to the great piano bar in the sky. He scored The Sting,adapting the music of Scott Joplin, and was responsible for the music in groundbreaking A Chorus Line which is so iconic it is part of the dancing waters show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Spy Who Loved Me and Leslie Gore’s Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows were also among his hits, and he recently finished the score for Behind the Candelabra, the HBO Liberace biopic which will star Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover Scott Thorson.

Late Late Night FDL: Love In Bloom

By: Sunday October 25, 2009 10:00 pm

Liberace and Jack Benny- Love In Bloom from The Liberace Show, 1969.

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