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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. With hundreds of photographs, many of which have never been seen before, of the celebrities and beautiful people and engaging stories and quotes from such cultural luminaries as Liza Minelli, David Geffen, Brooke Shields, Pat Cleveland, and Diane von Furstenberg, this exciting volume depicts the wild energy and glittering creativity of the era. One of the most important cultural landmarks of the twentieth century, Studio 54 continues to inspire with its legendary glamour. This exhilarating volume is a must-have for style and fashion aficionados today.

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"Ian Schrager, the former co-owner of Studio 54, collects photographs and stories from the nightclub''s heyday in the late 1970s and ''80s in this glitzy, celebrity-filled coffee-table book that will fill any giftee with awe and nostalgia."
The New York Times, Holiday Gift Guide

"... spectacular volume containing a treasure trove of the era’s glam."
Society Diaries

"On the timeline of New York nightlife, the heyday of Studio 54 barely registers as a blip. Just three years separate the club’s celeb-mobbed 1977 opening and the raucous “going-away party” that proprietors Ian Schrager and the late Steve Rubell hosted before being carted off to jail for tax evasion. But in the four decades since that famous coke-snorting crescent moon first rose over the dance floor, no other nightclub has made quite as indelible an ­impression on the city’s social scene. From 10 p.m. until sunrise, A-list movie stars mingled with drag queens on roller skates, Park Avenue swans had (pre-AIDS-crisis) bathroom sex with downtown artists, and some of the 20th-century’s greatest literary lights watched it all from the infamous banquettes. Now, thanks to a new book, those who never made it past the velvet ropes—or are too young to have even tried—have a window into that wild-and-crazy magic. Studio 54 (Rizzoli), edited by Schrager, now impresario of a slew of hotels including the new Public Hotel, is equal parts oral history, personal scrapbook, and photo album, bringing together the reminiscences of regulars with star-studded snapshots and reams of gossip columns. Schrager, it seems, saved everything."
W Magazine.com

"Ian Schrager looks back at the legendary club that he and Steve Rubell started in 1977, with vintage photos of the stars and personalities who walked through its doors."
WSJ. Magazine

"Schrager is releasing  Studio 54, featuring hundreds of photos from the club''s heyday, many of them from his personal albums: Michael Jackson and David Bowie, presidential families and news anchors, the  SNL crew, Diana Ross, Tennessee Williams, Halston, Roy Cohn, Richard Pryor, Vladimir Horowitz—a fairly broad representation of American achievement, and not a handler or cell-phone camera in sight. "
Esquire

"To say that Studio 54 was  the place to be, may in fact be the understatement of the last four decades. To celebrate the nightclub’s 40th anniversary this year, co-founder Ian Schrager looks back to the Studio’s history with a new coffee table book, out now, and an upcoming documentary to be released at the end of the year."
Refinery29.com

"Legendary luxury hotelier Ian Schraeger, co-owner of Studio 54, has put together the ultimate illustrated memoir in the long-awaited magnum opus  Studio 54 (Rizzoli New York). The book is the perfect mélange of photographs and press clips, memories of New York when nightlife was at its peak. But it’s more than a who’s who of the jet set—it is the ultimate guide to vintage style, from Valentino to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith."
Crave Online

"In Ian Schrager’s new book,  Studio 54, the club owner pulls back the velvet rope to capture the power, pleasure, and people at the greatest nightclub of all time."
Vanity Fair

"The iconic disco club that defined an era comes alive again in this sizable memory-capsule by and on the legendary co-founder, Ian Schrager through spectacular photographs (some never before seen) featuring the likes of Mick Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Diana Ross and Andy Warhol. The More than just nostalgia, this is unfettered access past the velvet rope and into a unique world where celebrities and regulars partied together, epitomizing decadence and most importantly, having fun."
IndulgeMagazine.com

About the Author

Ian Schrager is an entrepreneur, hotelier, and real estate developer associated with the creation of boutique hotels. He gained fame as co-owner and cofounder, with Steve Rubell, of nightclub Studio 54 in 1977 and then the Palladium in 1985.

Bob Colacello, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, was the editor of Interview magazine for 12 years and is the author of several books, including Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up.

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L. Stevens
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Dionysus gives us a peek behind the velvet ropes of Studio 54
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017
Sooooo good, you have to have it! It seems like everything that could ever be said about Studio 54 has already been said again and again, which begs the question: does the world (and your bookshelf) really need another book about the legendary disco? The answer is 100% YES,... See more
Sooooo good, you have to have it! It seems like everything that could ever be said about Studio 54 has already been said again and again, which begs the question: does the world (and your bookshelf) really need another book about the legendary disco? The answer is 100% YES, you need THIS Studio 54 book! First of all, the book is beautiful, oversized in black satin with the silver and gold Studio 54 logo on the cover, with the title and author blind embossed on the spine (pairs perfectly with the Andy Warhol: Polaroids XL book) and is the ideal design for the content. Secondly, the inside does not disappoint. Tons of photos of the glamorous patrons, as expected, but also behind the scenes photos of club itself in many stages of design, and facsimiles of Schrager''s personal scrapbook of Studio 54. Lastly, Ian Schrager is the ultimate insider to retell the often told story of Studio 54. You get a peek behind the curtain to the see the celebrated early work of a man who wasn''t just a one hit wonder with Studio 54, but a hospitality genius.
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Beyond excellent! Definitely recommend for any/all Studio 54 addicts
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020
BEAUTIFUL book and very well done. It’s definitely a book you would display on your coffee table. It’s very large and the pictures are phenomenal. I only wish I were old enough to experience Studio 54. My aunt and grandmother went to New York almost every weekend... See more
BEAUTIFUL book and very well done. It’s definitely a book you would display on your coffee table. It’s very large and the pictures are phenomenal.

I only wish I were old enough to experience Studio 54. My aunt and grandmother went to New York almost every weekend (we’re from Youngstown, OH) and I was about 5 or 6 years old at the time but remember them always talking about their crazy adventures there. My aunt met her husband there. Since then, I have totally become obsessed with Studio 54 and have purchased almost every book out there relating to it.

Ian did a wonderful job with this book. It’s basically a photo album. I’m sure it had to be extremely hard on him mentally and emotionally reliving all of this when he not only did the documentary on Studio 54 but also going through these photographs to put this book together. Especially losing his best friend Steve whom it’s seemed he pretty much grew up with from college into middle age. I give Ian a lot of credit for everything he’s done. He’s been to the top, hit rock bottom when he went to prison, but came out on the top again. He has a very savvy business mind and personally, if I were in his shoes back in the day, I would’ve handled biz exactly the same way. All we do is work our butts off only to give more and more money to the government. The more we make....the more we pay 🤬. In this day and age, we don’t even have anymore “great clubs” to hang out at when we aren’t working. Life is very different from back then and I can honestly say I miss the 80s and 90s.

If you are wanting a “birds-eye” view into Studio but it was before your time, I highly recommend this book. It’s worth all the extra money compared to a lot of the garbage out there.

Thank you Ian! My only wish is to go back into time and experience this place as most of my family had the opportunity to do. I know it wouldn’t disappoint.
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lady flora
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One of the most interesting event of the 1970s. Studio 54 Baby!
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2021
This book is mainly photographs and of course can not show the raw debachery in the sex rooms. But seeing all the luminaries combined with news clippings of that era were amazing. For 33 months Studio 54 WAS the place to be. People who were social outcasts had a safe and... See more
This book is mainly photographs and of course can not show the raw debachery in the sex rooms. But seeing all the luminaries combined with news clippings of that era were amazing. For 33 months Studio 54 WAS the place to be. People who were social outcasts had a safe and fun place where they could express themselves freely. Studio 54 was one of the first placed where the LGBTQ community could be free from predjudice and be themselves.

I am glad Ian Schranger was able to finally tell the story of Studio 54 first hand. There is currently a great documentary at Netflix that is a companion to this book. Mr. Schranger and Mr Rubell spent time in prision for income tax evasion and Schranger was formally pardoned by President Obama in 2017.

RIP Steve Rubell. You died so young and I feel sad that AIDS (one of the 20th century''s worst plagues) claimed your young life. Your best friend and partner has done a book I know you have pleased you.

The book is huge and weight approx. 10 pounds. I just love it. It makes a great coffee table book.
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RkmAZ
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warped cover and uneven printing
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018
This book was on sale and I question if that is because it is of inferior quality. The cover is warped and it curves upward. The gold printing on the cover logo is uneven and flawed. I would not have bought it in the store had I seen these flaws in person. Regarding... See more
This book was on sale and I question if that is because it is of inferior quality. The cover is warped and it curves upward. The gold printing on the cover logo is uneven and flawed. I would not have bought it in the store had I seen these flaws in person.
Regarding the contents - the focus is mostly on large photos of celebrities and the newspaper articles that mentioned them at Studio.
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Karen E. Tomlinson
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This book far exceeds the high expectations I had for it!
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2017
I am mesmerized by this book! Besides the amazing pictures, I love the actual clippings, headlines and references to what was going on outside Studio 54 that all seem vaguely familiar to my post-seventies haze. This book far exceeds the high expectations I had for... See more
I am mesmerized by this book! Besides the amazing pictures, I love the actual clippings, headlines and references to what was going on outside Studio 54 that all seem vaguely familiar to my post-seventies haze.
This book far exceeds the high expectations I had for it!
Many thanks to Mr. Schrager! Kt
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RDB
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Very big and well made! Coffee table book.
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2020
This is a very nice book but it’s HUGE! I bought it as a gift and was pleasantly surprised when I saw the quality and wow factor but it’s a coffee table book. It weighs about 8 lbs. now I know why it was so expensive. Also, charging $54 for Studio 54 is quite creative!... See more
This is a very nice book but it’s HUGE! I bought it as a gift and was pleasantly surprised when I saw the quality and wow factor but it’s a coffee table book. It weighs about 8 lbs. now I know why it was so expensive. Also, charging $54 for Studio 54 is quite creative! Because of the quality and wow factor, it’s worth the money.
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Robert FisherTop Contributor: Anime
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More a celebration than the definitive history of Studio 54
Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2017
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of Studio 54, probably the greatest of discos. Ian Schrager, one of the three co-owners, has just put out this volume. I have followed the history of Studio 54 from a Vanity Fair piece by Andy Warhol associate Bob Colacello,... See more
2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the opening of Studio 54, probably the greatest of discos. Ian Schrager, one of the three co-owners, has just put out this volume. I have followed the history of Studio 54 from a Vanity Fair piece by Andy Warhol associate Bob Colacello, a History Channel documentary, and other material about the 1970''s so it was no surprise I''d want to read Schrager''s book. While not a night life person, I do enjoy a tale of high decadence. The book is not a terrible one, but if you are expecting an in-depth look at Studio 54''s rise and fall as told by one of its leading members, you will be disappointed. The book is more a celebratory remembrance, recalling the good times and glossing over some of the uglier incidents. Schager kept scrapbooks and reproduces pages of news bits about the glory days of Studio 54. There are great photos of the famous and the lesser known but spectacular denizens. If you want to experience nostalgia or a wish you could have been there, this book will succeed. I suppose I should caution potential buyers by noting that they will be paying a lot for what amounts to the deluxe edition of Ian Schrager''s scrapbook. Still, at least Schrager was part of something that was very fascinating, even four decades later. 10/20/17 CORRECTION: I wrote of a "History Channel documentary". I just came across my old videotape of the show and found that in fact, it was an episode of the "E! True Hollywood Story".
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michael cook
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The go to book for studio 54
Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2019
What’s good about this book is that it doesn’t elaborate on the downfall and the actions that closed its doors. It’s more of a tale of how to businessmen came together hired a crew and transformed an old cbs movie studio into what is considered the greatest night club that... See more
What’s good about this book is that it doesn’t elaborate on the downfall and the actions that closed its doors. It’s more of a tale of how to businessmen came together hired a crew and transformed an old cbs movie studio into what is considered the greatest night club that ever was and will be. Fronted by an interview with Ian schraeger, the book quickly moves into the details of getting the club up and running from the ground up, the costs the struggles, the interior design(even the blu prints and complete club layout are present. As you progress, mr schraeger treats you to photos and tidbits-including some funny stories with the thousands of celebrities that graced the dance floor. Even the remodeling in 1979 which changed the layout of the club, the tome even includes numerous news paper clippings from the years it was open , creating an ambience as if your in that era. The photos are huge, and when viewing you feel as if your sucked right in through the doors, and straight into the flashing lights, and loud sound system which is also described in detail here along with the dj booth- and yes there’s even song and guest lists. This book is the best way to visualize and experience the grand studio that no longer exists.

Just one thing . This book is heavy an will require effort to lift so my recommendation is to lay it flat then just let yourself be drawn back to 1977-and the years that followed.

Highly recommended.
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Shaun Hall
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Front deteriorates as soon as you touch it!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2020
The book itself is okay, would probably give it three out of five, mainly because the print quality is quite low but I sort of expected this from this publisher - they are no Steidl! What is really disappointing is the front cover logo is gold and silver leafed, stunning...See more
The book itself is okay, would probably give it three out of five, mainly because the print quality is quite low but I sort of expected this from this publisher - they are no Steidl! What is really disappointing is the front cover logo is gold and silver leafed, stunning until you touch it! even the lightest of touches causes the leaf to immediately come off leaving ugly black marks of the linen showing through, I can imagine after a couple of pickups it will be virtually non existent. Very disappointing and somewhat major flaw.
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North London Man
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Fabulous
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 6, 2018
If you’re in anyway interested in the legendary 54 or more widely the culture of celebrity in New York during this era, you will not be disappointed with this book. It’s big, lavishly produced and jam packed with photos all painstakingly annotated, plus many pages of text....See more
If you’re in anyway interested in the legendary 54 or more widely the culture of celebrity in New York during this era, you will not be disappointed with this book. It’s big, lavishly produced and jam packed with photos all painstakingly annotated, plus many pages of text. It’s the ultimate coffee table book but also provides a deeply resourced wealth of information. With the passing of Steve Strange it’s a shame we can’t get a similar book on the Camden Palace, which was arguably the Uk’s most influcial club in the early eighties.
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LeviB74
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Great book but...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 12, 2018
Like a previous post mentioned I received my book only to discover the shrink was off and it had scratches and even a slight dent on the front. Sent it back and re-ordered another which came the next day but to my horror even though this one had the shrink wrap on there was...See more
Like a previous post mentioned I received my book only to discover the shrink was off and it had scratches and even a slight dent on the front. Sent it back and re-ordered another which came the next day but to my horror even though this one had the shrink wrap on there was a small scratch over the number 5. Annoying!!! Can''t be arsed to send this one back now. The book itself is quality and you get it straight from the horses mouth with Ian giving his first hand account. A must have for any collection!
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Digital L
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What a beautiful book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 20, 2020
A.MAZING BOOK I have seen the documentary/ film and that was just incredible to see. This book was a Christmas gift to myself and I’m over the moon with it. It came wrapped in the thin plastic to protect it. I had to open it now and couldn’t wait for Christmas.. Beyond...See more
A.MAZING BOOK I have seen the documentary/ film and that was just incredible to see. This book was a Christmas gift to myself and I’m over the moon with it. It came wrapped in the thin plastic to protect it. I had to open it now and couldn’t wait for Christmas.. Beyond worth the £52! The pictures are exciting, really large and a joy to look at. Super thrilled to have this in my collection. Thank you Amazon!
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Phoebe
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Well worth the money great photo archive
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 10, 2021
This is a great photographic archive of studio 54, as other reviews have mentioned the front cover will easily scratch, as I''d already read other reviews I ordered a sticky clear protective film to put on the cover from Amazon, very good price but a shame it doesnt come...See more
This is a great photographic archive of studio 54, as other reviews have mentioned the front cover will easily scratch, as I''d already read other reviews I ordered a sticky clear protective film to put on the cover from Amazon, very good price but a shame it doesnt come with a cover to stop this happening
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