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Vegas - 2016 - Issue 3 - Summer - Sush Machida

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"Liberace's passion was the discovery of underappreciated, undervaLued items that were dismissed or discarded." –jonathan warren PhotograPhy by bettmann / Contributor Glimpse my ride! The Liberace Garage houses eight of Mr. Showmanship's glittery carriages— including this star-spangled Bicentennial Rolls Royce, a 1952 Silver Dawn used for the "Liberace Show '76." The liberace garage puTs The flamboyanT performer's eye-caTching car collecTion fronT and cenTer. by tess eyrich AUTO EXOTIC It's safe to say Liberace will never be associated with moderation, and while Vegas's original Liberace Museum may have closed in 2010, April welcomed the arrival of a new landmark dedicated to celebrating one of the sequin- bedecked singer's most ostentatious objects of affection: his collection of restored classic cars. Opened as an extension of Vegas's Hollywood Cars Museum, the 5,000-square-foot Liberace Garage currently show- cases eight legendary automobiles used in Mr. Showmanship's stage acts, including a 1956 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Landau, a crystal-studded roadster he once drove onto the Radio City Music Hall stage, and a vintage London taxi. "My personal favorite is the 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V Sedanca de Ville by James Young," says Jonathan Warren, chairman of the 40-year- old Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts, which spearheaded the project's assembly. "She's the only one of her kind ever built, and while some Rolls- Royce enthusiasts love her, purists attack Liberace for covering her with etched mirror tiles. In reality, nobody knows where Liberace got the car, but we do know it was horribly neglected when he obtained it. Now she's worth seven figures—well played, purists!" 5115 Dean Martin Dr., 702- 331-6400; . SCENE ICON 50

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