“Behind the Candelabra” Cops 11 Emmys

Liberace (file from the Wikimedia Commons)

Behind The Candelabra, the blockbuster HBO film adapted from the Scott Thorson memoir represented by Richard Curtis Associates, scored 11 Emmy awards in last night’s celebration of outstanding television achievement.  Among the winners were Michael Douglas (Lead Actor)  and Steven Soderbergh (Best Director).

And the film won Best Movie.

Tantor Media has reissued Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace, the memoir of Liberace’s “Boy Toy” played in the film by Matt Damon opposite Michael Douglas as Liberace. The book was co-written with Alex Thorleifson.

Tantor went out with the largest first printing since it launched its book unit last fall and produced an audio edition as well.

Ron Formica, Tantor’s director of rights and acquisitions, snapped the long-out-of-print book up from Curtis. Thorson wrote a new afterword bringing readers up to date on the rather dismal and sometimes sordid life he led after Liberace dropped him. The audio is narrated by Peter Berkrot; an interview with Thorson is available on Tantor.com.


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