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Liberace’s Valley House from “Behind the Candelabra”

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

As I mentioned last month in my post about Sherman Way Adult Books from Behind the Candelabra (which you can read here), back in May fellow stalker E.J., of the Movieland Directory website, challenged me to find several locales from the HBO biopic including the L.A.-area home belonging to Liberace (Michael Douglas).  It was never made entirely clear where exactly in Los Angeles the house was meant to be located in the flick, but I believe that it was supposed to the pianist’s San Fernando […]



Sherman Way Adult Books from “Behind the Candelabra”

Aug 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Today’s location is a bit of a risqué one, so brace yourselves, my fellow stalkers!  Back in May, after Behind the Candelabra first premiered, I received an email from my buddy E.J., of The Movieland Directory website, listing a few of the locales that he had tracked down from the HBO biopic.  He ended the email with, “You only need to find the adult film store, the condo penthouse in L.A., Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) and Liberace’s (Michael Douglas’) Valley-area house, and the Thorson family’s […]



Liberace’s Penthouse from “Behind the Candelabra”

Aug 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Back on May 27th, the day after the HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra first aired, fellow stalker Mike, from MovieShotsLA, emailed me to let me know that he had tracked down the penthouse belonging to Liberace (Michael Douglas) in the flick.  He also informed me that, in a very cool twist, the penthouse used in the movie was actually owned by the legendary pianist for almost a decade in real life.  Love it!  And while I immediately added the site to my To-Stalk list, for […]



Frances’ House from “Behind the Candelabra”

Jun 13th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

One Behind the Candelabra location that I was not able to stalk two weekends ago was the palatial Palm Springs abode belonging to Frances Liberace (Debbie Reynolds), the flamboyant pianist’s overbearing mother, in the 2013 HBO biopic.  So I dragged the Grim Cheaper right on out to do so this past Saturday morning.  And, as it turns out, the residence has quite a fascinating history.

The ornate Hollywood Regency-style dwelling was originally designed in 1962 by James McNaughton, a Palm Springs-area architect who initially got his […]



Our Lady of Solitude Church from “Behind the Candelabra”

Jun 11th, 2013 | By | Category: TV Locations

Another Palm Springs’ Behind the Candelabra location that the Grim Cheaper and I stalked recently was Our Lady of Solitude Church, where the funeral for Liberace (Michael Douglas) was held in the recently-aired HBO biopic.  This locale was especially interesting because in a case of art imitating life, it was where the flamboyant pianist’s actual 1987 memorial service took place.  But more on that later.

In February 1926, Banning resident Father Philip LaVies began working on plans to found and build a Roman Catholic church in […]