In her memoir Lorna Luft famously wrote: "Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting." The renown nightclub, located on 254 West 54th Street, drew the hottest who's who of the New York elite.
Only at Studio 54 could one spot Andy Warhol posing with Brooke Shields, Truman Capote dancing at Elizabeth Taylor's birthday, or Cher getting cuddly with club co-owner Steve Rubell. Rubell founded Studio 54 with Ian Schrager in 1977, years before AIDS would decimate New York nightlife. The parties would grow to intrigue the world's most idolized celebrities with the most jaw-dropping decor -- one New Year's party involved four tons of glitter, for instance. On January 19, Rubell's archives from Studio 54 will hit the auction block at Palm Beach Modern Auctions.
Rubell curated his parties with the most interesting and ostentatious guests possible, all of which he would record in his beloved reservation book. The book will join other relics of Rubell's epic parties including Polaroids, invitations and newspaper clippings, which have remained in storage since his death in 1989.
See some of the featured photographs up for sale below and just try to tell us disco is dead.
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