Liberace: His Life in Pictures

Pink-feathered costumes! A piano-shaped pool! Go Behind the Candelabra with PEOPLE's look at the flamboyant entertainer's most lavish moments


"Entering his home was like entering Versailles," says Debbie Reynolds, who plays Liberace's mother in Behind the Candelabra. "Gold gilt and carved pianos, cupids everywhere." Shirley Jones, a close friend of Liberace (pictured in 1978), recalls: "He had these huge statues of naked men and women in his bathroom. They all had diamonds on them! He took great joy in making the kind of living he made and living in the way that he lived."