Studio 54, most famous club of all time! June 24 2014
Studio 54 opened just off Broadway in April 1977. The building had originally been an opera house, a theatre and later a CBS studio. It quickly became the best known nightclub in America, famous for the 1970s dance music and the emerging freedom wave.
At a time of free love Studio 54 was a synonym for the gay and lesbian, women, social and ethnic movement.
The club's sudden end arrived in 1980. Studio 54 closed with a final party on February 4, 1980, when Diana Ross personally serenaded Rubell and Schrager, the owner. Ryan O'Neal, Mariel Hemingway, Jocelyn Wildenstein, Richard Gere, Gia Carangi, Jack Nicholson, Reggie Jackson, and Sylvester Stallone were among the guests that night. Schrager and Rubell pleaded guilty to tax evasion and spent 13 months in prison.
Andy Warhol, the Pop Art icon was a frequent visitor see who else……….
Woody Allen and Michael Jackson
Jerry Hall, Andy Warhole, Debbie Harry and Truman Capote
Steve Rubell (owner), Alana Hamilton and Rod Stewart
Michael Jackson and Steven Tyler
Liza Minnelli and Andy Warhol
Mick Jagger and Jerri Hall