Scott Thorson's House In Vegas


In the late 70s, Thorson purchased this home with some of his money as an investment, because Lee (Liberace) wanted Scott to have a nest egg of his own. Lee kept him on salary, like his other employees, minstrels and relatives. All of his expenses were paid for, so he had put the money away in the bank. And the movie had it right: It was hard to get cash outright from the entertainer, but Liberace thought nothing of giving someone a $10,000 piece of jewelry as a gift. By this time, the “tract house”, as Scott refers to it in his book, was already over fifteen years old (built in 1963). He doesn’t say how much he paid, but the price today looks quite unreasonable as one could have a custom home built someplace back east for this six-figure amount. BTW, Gladys Luckie was Liberace’s longtime and beloved housekeeper. After Thorson signed away everything for $75,000, Liberace got ownership of the house.

Here is the home’s partial ownership history, from Clark County, NV records. These days, it’s a rental house:

Previous Sales

Date Owner
12/26/2007 LUCKIE GLADYS
05/22/2006 CHRISTMAS CHRISTOPHER & SHAWISHI
05/22/2006 CHRISTMAS SHAWISHI LUCKIE
04/14/2003 LUCKIE LINDA JOYCE TRUST
07/11/2002 LUCKIE LINDA J
05/23/2002 LUCKIE LINDA JOYCE
02/27/1998 LUCKIE GLADYS TRUST ETAL
08/21/1992 LUCKIE GLADYS & LINDA JOYCE
05/18/1992 LUCKIE LINDA JOYCE ETAL
06/08/1987 LUCKIE GLADYS
02/18/1987 LIBERACE REVOCABLE TRUST
05/05/1982 LIBERACE
12/28/1978 THORSON SCOTT A

Same Vegas address as given in the book, Behind The Candelabra (1988) – on Laramore Drive:

 

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