Liberace Costume Designers Michael Travis and Anna Nateece at the opening of the exhibition of their work at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. December, 2013.
The Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the Liberace Foundation received the sad news of the passing of famed Liberace costume designer, Michael Travis. Mr. Travis passed away at his California home last night after a long illness. Friends and family were at his side. He was 86.
The designer of many of the best-known and most extravagant of Liberace’s stage costumes, the genius of Michael Travis became only more recognized with time and is featured in many studies of his craft, including the book “Liberace Extravaganza”. An event organized by Liberace Foundation Advisory Board members Connie Furr-Soloman, Jan Jewett and Dierdre Clemente recently brought Mr. Travis to the opening of “Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful,”…
Liberace Foundation Chairman Jonathan Warren recently toured the vintage fur vaults with Michael Nateece.
There were hundreds of custom furs, their linings embroidered with such names as Hilton, Gabor and a who’s who; designers including Anna Nateece, Edwards-Lowell, Valentino and many more. A half – century Las Vegas and Hollywood legacy awaits it’s next audience.
Englishman Martyn Ravenhill buys, renovates and opens landmark home
Anna Nateece with the Consul of Monaco at Liberace Mansion
Anna recently returned to the home of Liberace for its re-introduction to the public by author Martyn Ravenhill, who recently purchased and is renovating the property.
Ms. Nateece had not been to the property since the passing of her good friend and client, Liberace. She was thrilled to be invited to the event, put her back in touch with many long-time friends and customers.
Anna Nateece celebrates the opening of the Liberace Exhibition at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas
Liberace Foundation shares famed Nateece Chrismas Cape and other artifacts with Las Vegas holiday revelers
November 26, 2012 saw the return of Liberace to the Las Vegas Strip.
“Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” – Liberace
Sari Grossman joins Anna Nateece at Liberace Exhibition at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Anna Nateece was a special VIP guest of the Liberace Foundation for the Creative and Performing Arts, for the opening of the latest exhibition of the Liberace Collection at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Ms. Nateece joined other board members of the Foundation to welcome guests from Las Vegas society, for the kick off the month-long exhibit.