Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Liberace and Friend … Updated ……

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Liberace with Girl_Retouched_1_16_14_SFW

I posted this photo years ago and I did not know who the lady is.  Someone had mentioned a name for her when I posted this on the first blog that I had on Blogger six or seven years ago.  But I cannot what they said her name was and when I “googled” it nothing came up. So I did not pay that much attention to it.  Recently, I have been reading a book by author Steve Fischer entitled ” When The Mob Ran Vegas “.  On page 113, there is a photo of Ruth Gillis and it said that she was one of Liberace’s show girls when he played the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.  I am not going to bother trying to get permission to see if I can post it here, you are just going to have to take my word for it.  On the web there are several photos of her with various other entertainers, one being Ernie Kovacs and here is a link to the photo.  I have tried ( not very heard though ) to find some other photos and information on Ms Gillis, but have not turned up much.  I do not know a date for the above photo and if I had to guess I would say that it would be 1955 or 1956.  In the book it says that she started as a show girl with Liberace on April 20, 1955 at the Riviera.  I was hoping that someone might have remembered seeing Liberace in Pensacola when he came here, but I have not received any comments from anyone.  I might have to go down to the PNJ and see what it takes to go through there microfilm files.  If anyone has any thing to share, please let us hear from you.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

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  1. Frank, I went to see him with my grandmother (Ella Gilmore). My dad was on the City Council at the time (James Drexler). I still have the program that he signed for me. However, it was not as early as 1955 or 1956. I was born in 1955.I know where the program is, but will need time to get to it over the holidays.I remember telling you in the past, we lived in the house on Lakeview where Liberace bought the pipe organ. He bought it from Ada Wilson Jayne Drexler Earle From: Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two To: jayneearle@yahoo.com Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:07 PM Subject: [New post] Liberace and Friend … Update …… #yiv8004940932 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv8004940932 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv8004940932 a.yiv8004940932primaryactionlink:link, #yiv8004940932 a.yiv8004940932primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv8004940932 a.yiv8004940932primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv8004940932 a.yiv8004940932primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv8004940932 WordPress.com | Frank Hardy posted: “I posted this photo years ago and I did not know who the lady is.  Someone had mentioned a name for her when I posted this on the first blog that I had on Blogger six or seven years ago.  But I cannot what they said her name was and when I “googled” i” | |

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    jayneearle

    December 13, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    • Thanks for the comment Jayne … It has been a while that you commented on Ada Wilson and I do vaguely you talking about the organ. Do you remember the lady in the photo with Liberace and whether or not she was with him when he performed in Pensacola? Some time in the future, I would like to see your program and take a photo of it. Also, I would like to hear your memories on Liberace’s show in Pensacola. Thanks again for taking the time to comment and have a Merry Christmas … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      December 14, 2015 at 8:48 am


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