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Studio 54 Photos: What was it like?

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Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein, Brooke Shields & Steve Rubell 
Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein, Brooke Shields and Steve Rubell at Studio 54 circa 1981 in New York City.

Studio 54 is a shadow of its former self. What is now a Broadway theater used to be the emblematic hot spot of ‘70s disco nightlife. Then a nightclub, Studio 54 opened its doors to A-list stars like Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Cher, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones and so many more.

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The legacy of David Mancuso: ‘His dancefloor was a kind of egalitarian utopia’

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The DJ behind legendary disco club the Loft, who died on Monday, would talk of music as if it had magical powers – and, in his hands, it was almost possible to believe he was right

In Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton’s definitive 1999 history of dance music, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life, there is a lovely, heartfelt tribute to David Mancuso. “If disco – and the music which came after – has an angel, it is the raggedy figure of David Mancuso,” they write. “If it has a birthplace, it is his club, the Loft.”

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