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The REAL Behind The Candelabra – Liberace’s Las Vegas Entrance 1981 w/ Scott Thorson – Video

The REAL Behind The Candelabra

Now that everyone is hopefully recovered from viewing Behind the Candelabra last night on HBO.  Here is a Liberace “Music Video” which includes his entrance to one of his Vegas Shows from 1981 which includes Scott Thorson.

The REAL Scott Thorson met Liberace in 1976, when he was 17, (not 40 like Matt Damon) through his friendship with Hollywood film producer Ray Arnett but Scott’s story gets even stranger after Liberace dies.

Last night when Liberace was watching the porn movie starring John Holmes it was actually a nod to Thorson’s future.

In In 1989, Thorson emerged as a pivotal witness in the prosecution of gangster Eddie Nash in the 1981 quadruple murders of the Wonderland Gang which was retaliation for a robbery of Nash’s home perpetrated two days earlier by three to five men. A key player in the incident, porn performer John C. Holmes,   Thorson was at Nash’s house the day before murders occurred and heard Nash threaten to kill  the Wonderland gang while beating the shit out of Holmes for helping them with the robbery.

For his testimony, he was placed in the federal witness protection program but n 1990, he was shot five times when drug dealers broke into his hotel room in Jacksonville, Florida.

Oh and for the end card when it states that the now 54 year old Thorson currently resides in Reno, Nevada.

He does indeed, at Washoe County Jail.



Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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