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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

FABULOUS FROCKS

Liberace, seen in 1978, felt he owed it to his audience to wear increasingly extravagant costumes. "Nothing was ever too much for him," says Connie Furr Soloman, coauthor of the new book Liberace Extravaganza! "They are the holy grail of theatrical costumes. With these pieces, there was no compromise in the quality. They are truly amazing."