Douglas also recalls meeting Liberace with his father Kirk, when he was 12 years old:
“He just stopped to say hello, this guy in this Rolls-Royce convertible with sunlight bouncing off the gold and diamonds round his fingers, round his neck. His hair was perfect. And he just looked like this happy guy. He was a wonder, really well-liked, really popular, very generous, great party thrower. That was about the only time.”
Douglas also commented that Liberace’s sexuality didn’t matter to his fans due to the fun he brought to people.
Behind the Candelabra premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month and screened for US audiences on HBO last Sunday (May 26). It opens in the UK June 7.