The Hot Pants Phase
So apparently some friend made Liberace a hot pants outfit to wear to a party. The outfit was such a hit that the stage hands convinced him to wear it onstage. Designer Michael Travis wasn’t very excited about this.
“The hot pants were Michael Travis’s least favorite costume because he felt it wasn’t dignified,” Soloman said. “Liberace had so much joy onstage that it was infectious. He didn’t mind looking maybe for some people…foolish…but he understood that people enjoyed it.”
Sidebar: You must check out this incredible footage of Liberace prancing around in his hot pants and talking about why he’s still a bachelor: