Liberace famously said, "Too much of a good thing is wonderful." And his every possession seemed to ooze that philosophy.
Now the public can get a peek at some of those dazzling material things at an exhibition HBO is hosting to fete the new film about the star's life, Behind the Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.
At New York City's Time Warner Center through May 27, the exhibition includes Liberace's crystal Baldwin grand piano, his sparkling rhinestone roadster and what's billed as the world's largest rhinestone. Bling bling!
Also in the exhibit space is a 12-foot-high Moët & Chandon champagne tower including more than 140 bottles, topped off with a larger-than-life crystallized bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial—an appropriate tribute to the star, given that the bubbly is reportedly the only libation Liberace drank in public.
If too much of a good thing is wonderful, that's a wonderful life.