These items originates from my famous collection, Dr. Lonnie Hammargren. I Lonnie Hammargren am a longtime Las Vegas resident since 1969. I was the Lt. Governor of Nevada from 1995-99 and was a candidate for Governor of Nevada in 1998. My eastside home was featured three times on Robin Leach’s: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. It was also featured on the Travel Channel’s show Vegas VIP Homes and a HGTV show, What’s With That House? It has since become a museum to Las Vegas past. It is usually open for tours on Nevada Day with 8000 attending the Centennial Celebration in 2005.
These are some of his wow-factor trademark wardrobe items. Included in this collection are a stage worn disco style helmet and pair of boots. Both are heavily decorated in his trademark style.
The hat has the base of a construction helmet with the top portion having a heavy caked on layer of glitter. The sides feature disco-like mirror embellishments. It should be noted, some of the glitter on top and a few of the embellishment pieces including the whole brim area is missing. Liberace loved mirrors just as much as he loved rhinestones, so it was only fitting that he have a mirror-covered Rolls Royce Phantom, adorned with galloping horses, to match his mirrored piano and or course, hat.
Also included are a pair of his stage worn black leather boots. They were made by Di Fabrizio (“the Shoemaker to the Stars”) in Los Angeles. They are 19-1/2″ tall and features rhinestones adorned around the top edges. Of note, some of the embellishments are coming unfixed. Overall, a nice pair of high end performance boots.
Liberace was a headline grabber throughout his career. The HBO production starring Matt Damon and Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) only highlighted the interest in his story. Any collector looking for a one-of-a-kind statement piece can find it here from this one-of-a-kind, one-name-only entertainer ready for display.
I have had these items in my collection since I obtained them myself directly from Liberace and his estate. I obtained them because of my special relationship with Liberace.