Liberace & Scott Thorson
KING: Our guest is Scott Thorson, the former companion of Liberace. Extraordinary story, not just involving Liberace. We’ll get to other aspects later.
All right, as I said, you do sound like him, and anybody watching this now will notice the inflections. What do you mean plastic surgery? …
THORSON: Well, he brought the surgeons in. I picked him up in my Rolls-Royce. I drove. They were in Las Vegas. I picked him up and brought him to a Las Vegas mansion on Shirley Street. And Lee was introduced to the doctor and he says, “I want you to come with me.” And Lee walked him through — went into the — you know, into the bedroom and said — there was a picture of Liberace. Oh, I guess he was probably in his 30s, Larry. He says, “I want you to create Scott to look like me when he was younger; so he looks like my son.” He wanted me as his son. But at the same time, he wanted me as his lover.