Liberace’s Blue Room (Hollywood, CA)

We had to break our self-imposed rule about using only original photographs to feature this one. Courtesy of the Brain Pickings blog, it’s an image from a rare book, Liberace Cooks, featuring “recipes from his seven dining rooms.” (The rooms in question were in his Hollywood Hills home, one of eleven that he owned.)

The Blue Room, obviously designed to evoke a bar, was reportedly designed to provide hospitality to visiting “gentlemen of the press.”