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Although it's been open for over 30 years, Las Vegas' Liberace Museum is closing on October 17th.

A total of 31 employees will be let go, but it was not a complete surprise.

Liberace Foundation Board of Directors Chair Jeffrey Koep said:

“This is a pretty straightforward business decision that’s basically been a long time coming. The biggest thing to the board is the human beings affected, that we are going to have to get rid of our employees. … But also, we recognize what Liberace meant to the history of Las Vegas, and that makes this very difficult and sad for us.”

Visitation has been low and now they have to pay the price.



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17 comments to “R.I.P.”

  1. 1

    The Liberace Foundation give scholarships to the music schools that its board members have stakes in.

    "No direct-to-student grants are made"

    It's all a con!

  2. liane says – reply to this


    It's a shame it's closing, but it's in a terrible location, not near the strip really at all. You need to make a special effort to get to it. And it's really the sort of thing that you would only need to see once.

  3. 3

    My great-granny just lurrrved Liberace. She saw him in concert performances a lot. He was a consumate performer who really gave his audience of mostly little old ladies like my granny who just ADORED him all that they paid for and more. For the record he was quite the philanthropist too.

  4. 4

    Whatever happened to that Scott guy who claimed to be his lover and got money out of Lee's estate for pain and suffering re Lee's AIDS ? Anyone know ? WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

  5. 5

    Re: liane – that's so true about the location but it was so worth the trip. i'm glad i got to see it. it's too bad that the museum has to close. it was quite a slice of life.it would have been better to have been closer to the strip.
    perez, you should go before it closes. great clothing inspiration for you!

  6. 6

    I just googled him - he was arrested for dealing meth back in 2008 - Klas=seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ! Guess he can't get over his love for Lee ! LoL !

  7. 7

    Who will be interested enough in Liberace to go visit a museum about him except freaks? Guess there's not enough freaks in the world.

  8. 8

    will be used as the tom cruise museum

  9. 9

    This is sad. I had a good time visiting there many years ago.

  10. 10

    No surprise really, the generations that appreciated him have mostly passed on as well. And for modern day gays, he's no role model, living in the closet to the bitter end, even his friends and associates deny his gayness decades after he's gone. SAD.

  11. 11

    they should keep it and slowly turn it into the adam lambert aka liberace 2.0 museum

  12. 12

    Well, I'm not surprised, the place is a dump. It's in an ugly strip mall in the middle of nowhere. They should just have a permanent exhibit of his belongings in a hotel on the strip.

  13. 13

    Most people under 40 probably do not even know who he was.

  14. 14

    No!! I loved the museum! Suck ass location though, yes. It should just be moved to the strip.

  15. 15

    Who would want to rummage through Liberace's Cum Soaked Clothing & Gay Gang-Banged Orgy Stained furniture…….YUCK!

  16. 16

    Michael Douglas is suppose to be in a movie about Liberace so this will no doubt stir up interest in his history. The exhibit should be within walking distance of the strip and no doubt would get visitors — his over the top dress and style and strange life style was right up there with Elvis and Michael Jackson !

  17. Xenu says – reply to this


    Not suprising, most of his fans are long dead, and he died long before most of the nation's pried demographic was even born.

    Like the Three Stooges, he is fast fading from our cultural memory.