"Ultimate Influencer": The Liberace Jewelry Collection Exhibit in Las Vegas - An Interview With Jonathan Warren - French Quarter Magazine


Published on January 9th, 2021 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


“Ultimate Influencer”: The Liberace Jewelry Collection Exhibit in Las Vegas – An Interview With Jonathan Warren

Interview With Liberace Foundation’s Chairman on Exhibition of « Ultimate Influencer: Appreciating the Impact of Liberace on Pop Culture »

The Legendary Liberace.
Photo Courtesy: Liberace Foundation

French Quarter Magazine met with Jonathan Warren, Liberace Foundation’s chairman, to talk about the new exhibition: « Ultimate Influencer » and the enduring appeal and legacy of Liberace. His work remains relevant today  with his work living on in the lyrics and music of hundreds of pop and hip hop songs today.

To view the interview, click on the video link at the end of the article.

On December 11th, Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts opened the doors of its museum in Las Vegas to its limited time exhibition, « Ultimate Influencer. » The jewels exhibition, which is being held in Liberace Garage, showcases exclusive gems and pieces that span, for some, more than six decades of creations.

Running from December 11 for several months, the displayed pieces, all received as gifts except one. They have been donated by the very famous like Barron Hilton who gave the piano ring and Bill Harrah, the candelabra ring, plus jewelery from Australia and South Africa and a piece designed by Liberace himself.

When you enter the Liberace exhibit, the first things that really pop are the original stage cars of Liberace, then his two legendary custom Rolls Royces and later on by the end of the exhibition, his famous Baldwin piano, covered with rhinestones and his Swarovski Roadster. Pianos, costumes, and more of Liberace’s artifacts are on display as well.

Photo Credit: Liberace Garage

A legend in his own time, Liberace once said: « I don’t dress this way to go unnoticed. » You can see some of his flamboyant and extravagant costumes there too.

The legendary jewels of Liberace, were once exhibited in 2017 at the Paris Museum of Modern Art, and in 2019 were showcased in an exhibition at Monte Carlo Fashion Week. Now, you can view them in Las Vegas at Liberace Garage, on Fridays and Saturdays, for a limited time only. The museum exhibits every day, private parties of 1 to 6 only, respecting social distancing, and mask coverings and Covid sanitary precautions.

Liberace Garage (inside the Hollywood Cars Museum)
5115 Dean Martin Dr, Suite 905, Las Vegas, NV 89118

Sunday-Thursday (without Liberace Jewels)
Friday-Saturday (with Liberace Jewels)

By appointment only. 

For more information and for ticket reservations, go to: www.liberacemuseum.com

Header Photo Courtesy: Liberace Foundation.

About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

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