Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
Liberace was the first musical superstar of television. As a pioneer of the new medium in the early '50s, Liberace set the standard for excellence and elegance in performance artistry. With his trademark candelabra atop his grand piano, and dazzling costumes, the flamboyant Liberace became the world's highest paying performer, earning the name "Mr. Showmanship." This documentary shows how well-deserved the moniker was, with clips from the performer's repertoire and a biography of his rise to world acclaim. The program emphasizes the music of the award-winning pianist, whose virtuosity is sometimes overlooked by the audience dazzled by the costumes and personality of "Mr. Showmanship."