When I was a kid I thought that Studio 54 – the iconic New York City night club of the late 1970’s – was the ultimate place to be. Of course when I grew older and wiser it was the last place I would ever have wanted to be, but it captured my fascination. I am not alone, Studio 54 has become an legendary and a symbol of a very specific era in our cultural history. Now comes the definitive guide to those few years, Studio 54 edited by Ian Schrager.

About Studio 54 edited by Ian Schrager: “There has never been—and will never be—another nightclub to rival the sheer glamour, energy, and wild creativity that was Studio 54. Now, in the first official book on the legendary club, co-owner Ian Schrager presents a spectacular volume brimming with star-studded photographs and personal stories from the greatest party of all time. From the moment it opened in 1977, Studio 54 celebrated spectacle and promised a never-ending parade of anything goes. Although it existed for only three years, it served as a catalyst that brought together some of the most famous and creative people in the world. It quickly became known for its celebrity guest list and uniquely chic clientele. From the cutting-edge lighting displays to its elaborate sets, it was the beginning of nightclub as performance art. Now, Studio 54 explores this cultural zeitgeist and gives us Schrager’s personal firsthand account of what it was like to create and run the most famous nightclub of our age.”

It is fun flipping through the many pictures in this book and watching the very well-known patrons appear as though they are actors in a play. I guess in a way they were, but the place was real and the commentary by Mr. Schrager adds a dimension that we never quite had before.

Studio 54 edited by Ian Schrager is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.