Christmas with Liberace

22 12 2011

Lefty Frizzell may have been the first to wear a Nudie rhinestone outfit, Hank Snow’s suits may have been artworks of embroidery and tailoring, but the hands-down owner of American wardrobe bling was Wladziu Valentino Liberace.

I’ve seen unsubstantiated reference that Nudie made clothes for Liberace, and would love to know which of his incredible ensembles were from the rodeo tailor. I saw this Christmas outfit at the old Liberace museum in Las Vegas. (which has since expanded, and closed)

Naturally, Liberace did several Christmas albums.

Here’s a promo for a 1981 Christmas Eve spectacular with guests Elton John, Ethel Merman, and Orson Wells.

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