1. Fresh Air speaks to Director Steven Soderbergh of “Behind the Candelabra,” the HBO Film about Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his lover (Matt Damon). Soderbergh accredits Liberace with being the first to do extravagant “bling” : 

You could make an argument that Liberace really invented the idea of ‘bling,’ I mean, nobody was dressing themselves like this. When you look at the people that have followed him — whether it’s Elvis or Elton John or Cher or Madonna or Lady Gaga — you know, all these people are sort of building on something that he began.

    Fresh Air speaks to Director Steven Soderbergh of “Behind the Candelabra,” the HBO Film about Liberace (Michael Douglas) and his lover (Matt Damon). Soderbergh accredits Liberace with being the first to do extravagant “bling” :

    You could make an argument that Liberace really invented the idea of ‘bling,’ I mean, nobody was dressing themselves like this. When you look at the people that have followed him — whether it’s Elvis or Elton John or Cher or Madonna or Lady Gaga — you know, all these people are sort of building on something that he began.

  2. fresh air

    steven soderbergh

    behind the candelabra

    bling

    liberace

    michael douglas

    matt damon

    emmys

    lady gaga

    hbo