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

ONE FOR THE AGES

"He was Madonna before Madonna and Lady Gaga before Lady Gaga," says Behind the Candelabra executive producer Jerry Weintraub, who was a friend of Liberace (pictured in 1985). "His live show was over-the-top in its flamboyance and excitement. I'm not sure anyone has ever topped it."