CONFIDENTIAL was a Hollywood tabloid magazine devoted to the misadventures of Hollywood celebrities. Sold in news stands and supermarkets everywhere it boasted a circulation of 10 million.

Liberace was not spared Confidential's humiliation. I found a copy!



The July 1957 issue featured an article entitled "Why Liberace's theme song should be 'Mad About the Boy'". The article alleged that Liberace, "The Kandelabra Kid," had made advances toward a press agent in Akron, Los Angeles and Dallas. Liberace sued for libel, denying he was homosexual.

He later won the case by proving he was not in the Dallas area at the time of one of the alleged attacks.

The article.

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