This sound-rich documentary on the late "Mr. Showmanship's" fabulous life and legacy, produced by KALW's Out in the Bay in San Francisco is told with love by Liberace Museum curators, a Liberace impersonator, and features Liberace’s own voice and music. So, sit back (preferably in marble tub with champagne in hand!), close your eyes, and enjoy a trip back in time with the most spectacular, fabulous, outlandish, and ground-breaking closeted entertainer of the 20th century.
The Ghosts of Fire Island from Myke Dodge Weiskopf
For most of the 20th Century, New York's Fire Island was virtually a gay mecca; the only place on Earth where homosexual men and lesbians felt safe to live and to love freely. But at the dawn of the 1980's, an entire culture changed irrevocably, as the populace began falling prey to a mysterious and lethal new illness. What happened over the next decade is a haunting story about emotional and physical transformation in the midst of a pandemic.
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