Studio 54

Admission Policies as a Form of Individualism in New York Seventies' Most Famous Disco and Its Display in Film and Literature
Author: Lars Dittmer
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638776204
Page: 28
View: 3674
Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 2,0, University of Potsdam (Philosophisches Institut), course: Proseminar, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: ...and for three years it was the most talked-about, written-about and shocked-about venue in the universe. Everyone wanted to go to Studio 54 (Jones/ Kantonen 1999: 246)." "A lot of people thought that at the door was a better show than inside...people would try anything to get in ("Shane" in Studio 54)." When Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager in the late April 1976 started their nightclub Studio 54, a legend came to life. On the floors of this unique party shangri-la, celebrities like Andy Warhol, Liza Minelli, Bianca and Mick Jagger, Brooke Shields and Truman Capote mingled with business people, politicians, soap opera starlets, drag queens and chosen few from the "grey people," as nightlife guru Rubell called the normal people. Never before, a discotheque had caused such a public stir. Paparazzi jostled beyond the velvet ropes to illustrate their gossip columns with pictures of the socialites - it was the "first time ever that celebrity photos would appear on the front page of the tabloids for no other reasons than they were there (Jones/ Kantonen 1999: 249)." But by far not everybody came to know the true promise of the club - door policy at Studio 54 was probably one of the toughest in the history of nightlife. Rubell himself was eager to make sure that of the many different groups that made up the audience of 54, none should dominate the other, a type of "social engineering he called "tossing the salad"" (Shapiro 2005: 201). He himself supported his doorman Marc Benecke selecting the people who could pass the velvet ropes, whilst scores of people shouted Rubell's name begging him to be admitted into the club. On one hand, there were certain criteria, but on the other hand, there was enough leeway for arbitrariness, indeed,"

Studio 54

The Legend
Author: Anthony Haden-Guest,Niels Kummer,Domitilla Sartogo
Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group
Category: Photography
Page: 72
View: 8044
In this stunning & evocative volume, renowned Italian photographer Felice Quinto captures the energy, the giddiness, the chaos & the craziness of the place Vanity Fair named the greatest club of all time. The Legend offers a personal glimpse of what it was really like to be within those mirrored walls & how it all eventually came to an end. Because, like all legends, Studio 54 was just too good to be true.

The Last Party

Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night
Author: Anthony Haden-Guest
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497695554
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 434
View: 7381
A riveting memoir of disco-era nightlife and the outrageous goings-on behind the doors of New York City’s most famous and exclusive nightclub In the disco days and nights of New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, the place to be was Studio 54. Andy Warhol, Liza Minnelli, and Bianca Jagger were among the nightly assortment of A-list celebrity regulars consorting with New York’s young, wild, and beautiful. Studio 54 was a place where almost nothing was taboo, from nonstop dancing and drinking beneath the coke-dusted neon moon to drugs and sex in the infamous unisex restrooms to the outrageous money-skimming activities taking place in the office of the studio’s flamboyant co-owner Steve Rubell. Author Anthony Haden-Guest was there on opening night in 1977 and over the next decade spent many late nights and early mornings basking in the strobe-lit wonder. But The Last Party is much more than a fascinating account of the scandals, celebrities, crimes, and extreme excesses encouraged within the notorious Manhattan nightspot. Haden-Guest brings an entire era of big-city glitz and unapologetic hedonism to breathtaking life, recalling a vibrant New York night world at once exhilarating and dangerous before the terrible, sobering dawn of the age of AIDS.

Studio 54

Author: N.A
Publisher: Max Strom Bokforlaget
ISBN: 9789171263292
Category: Photography
Page: 104
View: 8771
In 1977, at the height of the disco craze, a club opened at 254 West 54th Street in New York City. Studio 54 was--and, arguably, remains--the world's most renowned and legendary disco. Regularly attended by celebrities such as Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Debbie Harry, Grace Jones, Michael Jackson, Calvin Klein, Elton John, John Travolta, Brooke Shields and Tina Turner, the club fostered an atmosphere of unadulterated hedonism for New York's art and fashion set. Hasse Persson and his camera were frequent club guests from 1977-80. The images he photographed there have become legendary, capturing the club's famed revelers, dancers in costume and general, drunken exhilaration--and yet, incredibly, Studio 54 marks the first time in history that they have seen publication. Almost 35 years after the club's unceremonious and sudden closure, this beautiful hardback volume superbly documents the zeitgeist. Hasse Persson (born 1942) has had a long career as a photojournalist. Though Swedish born, he spent nearly a quarter century, from 1967 to 1990, working in New York. He has published five books on America and his photographs have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Life. He worked as the artistic director of the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg and today he is the artistic director of Strandverket Konsthall in Marstrand, Sweden.

Studio 54

Author: Ian Schrager,Bob Colacello
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847843440
Category: Music
Page: 396
View: 4575
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.

Studio 54

A Caroline Banham Mystery
Author: Gail Lynn Davis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780977957811
Page: N.A
View: 9118

70s Fashion Fiascos

Studio 54 to Saturday Night Fever
Author: Maureen Valdes Marsh
Publisher: Collectors Press
ISBN: 9781933112268
Category: Design
Page: 112
View: 3275
This is a fun, compact guide to 1970s fashion, featuring colour photographs, catalogue pages and commentary on the decade that brought us pantsuits and pucci.

Inside Studio 54

Author: Mark Fleischman
Publisher: Vireo Book, A
ISBN: 9781945572579
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 368
View: 9157
In Inside Studio 54, the former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world, through the crowd, to a place where celebrities, friends, and the beautiful people sip champagne and share lines of cocaine using rolled-up hundred-dollar bills. In the early eighties, Mark Fleischman reopened Studio 54, the world's most glamorous and notorious nightclub, after it was closed down by the State of New York. Ten thousand people showed up that night, ready to restart the party that abruptly ended after the raid in 1978 landed its former owners in jail. Inside Studio 54 invites you to revisit the happening scenes of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, the post-Pill, pre-AIDS era of free love, consequence-free sex, and seemingly endless partying. Following Fleischman as he builtconnections as a hotel, restaurant, and club owner that lead him to Studio 54. Inside Studio 54 takes the reader from Brazil to the heights of debauchery in the Virgin Islands and finally to New York City. A star-studded thrill ride through decadent and drug-fueled parties at the legendary Studio 54.

Becoming a Celebrity Photographer at Studio 54

Author: Adam Scull
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781987435474
Page: 46
View: 8263
Adam Scull knows all about photographic success. He's transformed himself from a one-of the-crowd to a renowned celebrity photographer, amassing well over two million images that spans over thirty five years, starting in the late 1970's to the present. During Adam's early years, he spent many years as a staff photographer for a major New York City newspaper and made a name for myself in the business as one who could always get the front page celebrity money shot. Now, he's looking to revitalize over 2 million images from the 70s, 80s and 90s that encompass the celebrity lifestyle with his newest venture The mission is to ultimately preserve the art and cultural heritage of celebrity photography from decades past for the historical benefit of future generations. It's truly a natural extension of his work. This first volume is a retrospective of his years covering the famed Studio 54.


A Photographic Diary of Studio 54
Author: Bobby Miller
Publisher: Saint Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9780312195670
Category: Photography
Page: 142
View: 6689
A photographic portrait of Studio 54 captures the glamour, excitement, and diversity of the world-famous nightclub and its celebrity patrons, including Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein, Grace Jones, Muhammad Ali, Martha Graham, Eartha Kitt, and others. 25,000 first printing.

A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race And The Soul Of America

Music, Race And The Soul Of America
Author: Craig Werner
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1782115811
Category: Music
Page: 448
View: 3211
A Change is Gonna Come chronicles more than forty years of black music: from the hopeful, angry refrains of the Freedom movement to the slick pop of Motown; from Woodstock and the 'Summer of Love' to Vietnam and the race riots; from disco inferno to the Million Man March. This is an insightful and riveting study which looks at the place black music occupies in social history, its battle for the desegregation of popular music and its contribution to social change outside the recording studio

Last Dance at Studio 54

Author: Jack Ricardo
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477532157
Category: Fiction
Page: 252
View: 9678
1977. NYC. Paul's dope-addled mind confronts frightening forces as he wallows in the maw of Studio 54, where he meets Adam, another reforming addict. A powerful but rushed connection sparks between the two before they are forced apart. Paul is compelled to find out exactly who Adam was. Only after he returns to The Studio for the second time and confronts the menacing forces, does Paul Discover the truth.

Disco Dance

Author: Lori Ortiz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313377472
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 172
View: 3432
This book sheds light on the fascinating untold story behind what is collectively and disputably called "disco dancing," and the incredible effect that the phenomenon had on America—in New York City and beyond. • Provides information from interviews with famed disco dancers, the DJs who worked in concert with them, and habitual club goers • Contains dancers' playlists and quotes from period musicians • Includes archival art and photographs

The Musical Dna of Gregg Diggs

How a Club Dj Found Success in Radio, Music Videos, & the Music Industry
Author: Gregg Diggs
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1532007043
Category: Music
Page: 244
View: 825
The Musical DNA of Gregg Diggs is a true story about a club DJs rise to prominence in several areas of the music industry. It chronicles his initial success on the club scene during the height of the disco era, which eventually leads to a triumphant guest DJ appearance at the legendary Studio 54 nightclub. The story continues with a revealing look at his unorthodox transition to radio and how he is discovered and mentored by radio legend Donnie Simpson. After major success as a radio music programmer, he rises to higher heights in the music industry and lands the coveted and extremely powerful position of director of music video programming at Black Entertainment Television. At BET, he supervises the airplay of the music videos that air on the network and ultimately contributes to the success of many of todays music superstars. He also books the celebrity interviews and performances for BET, which allows him to meet and to rub elbows with the stars. This book reveals his behind-the-scenes stories about the inner workings of BET and also about his unbelievable encounters with Janet Jackson, L. A. Reid, Diana Ross, Prince, Puff Daddy, Madonna, and many more. As the story continues to unfold, you will learn how this former club DJ eventually becomes one of the first music programmers in satellite radio history as he blazes a trail of innovation at WorldSpace Satellite Radio and Sirius XM Satellite Radio. This is a story about music and how it shaped, molded, and impacted the career of a very influential, successful, and highly respected music industry insider. This is a story about the musical DNA of Gregg Diggs.

Photoshop CS4 Down & Dirty Tricks

Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 9780132104623
Category: Computers
Page: 360
View: 642
UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE HOTTEST TRICKS, AND MOST REQUESTED PHOTOSHOP EFFECTS IN ONE AMAZING BOOK! Scott Kelby, co-host of Photoshop User TV and the world’s #1 bestselling Photoshop author, is back to unlock the secrets of an amazing new collection of the latest eye-popping, jaw-dropping, Photoshop special effects—the same kind that made Scott’s previous editions of this book one of the top selling Photoshop books in history. You’ll learn some of the most closely guarded Photoshop CS4 special effects—the same ones you see on TV, in magazines, and on the Web. Using Scott’s simple step-by-step method, with hundreds of full-color images, you’ll see exactly how it’s all done. The book is written so clearly, and it is so easy to follow, you’ll immediately be able to create all of these effects yourself. You’ll learn: • The latest photographic special effects • How to fake studio shots (you’ll be amazed at how it’s done) • The latest cutting-edge type effects • The most popular effects used by big movie studios • The most-requested advertising effects • Commercial effects that clients go crazy over! • The most asked-for current Web effects • Amazing 3D effects using Photoshop Extended • Plus loads of effects that look hard, but are easy once you know the secrets And not only that, but the whole book is packed with creative ideas, layouts, and design techniques that will help you unleash your own creativity. It’s all here, in the only Photoshop book of its kind. You're gonna love it!

Rock and Roll Explorer Guide to New York City

Author: Mike Katz,Crispin Kott
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493037048
Category: Travel
Page: 256
View: 7803
From the churches and street corners of Harlem and The Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical mecca for generations, and Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is the definitive story of its development throughout the five boroughs. Plug in and walk the same streets a young Bob Dylan walked. See where Patti Smith, the Ramones, Beastie Boys, and Jeff Buckley played. Visit on foot the places Lou Reed mentions in his songs or where Paul Simon grew up; where the Strokes drowned their sorrows, Grizzly Bear cut their teeth and Jimi Hendrix found his vision. Rock and Roll Explorer Guide gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on. Contents Upper Manhattan and Harlem Upper West Side The Velvet Underground Upper East Side The Beatles John & Yoko Central Park Patti Smith Midtown West Beastie Boys Midtown East Madonna Chelsea & Hudson Yards Jimi Hendrix & Electric Lady Union Square & Madison Square New York Dolls West Village Bob Dylan East Village Blondie Soho & TriBeCa Sonic Youth Lower East Side The Strokes Brooklyn Talking Heads Queens Ramones Simon & Garfunkel The Bronx Kiss Staten Island Rock & roll may not have been born in New York, but this is one of the places it grew up and blew up and presented itself to the world. From the churches and street corners of Harlem and the Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical Mecca for generations, and The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is an historical journey through its development across all five boroughs. The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City restores a sense of time and place to music history by identifying and documenting critical points of interest spanning genres and eras, and delineating the places in New York City critical to its musical development and ultimate triumphs and tragedies. Through this lens, we can see and understand how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. In some cases, the buildings are still there, in others only the address remains, but you still get a sense of the history that happened there. Among the many locations in this book are addresses musicians and other key rock & roll figures once called home. In a very few instances we’ve included current addresses, but only when the location is historically significant and widely known; otherwise, we consciously left current residences out. The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is intended as a fun travel guide through music history rather than a means of locating famous musicians. Most New Yorkers understand that everyone has a right to privacy. That’s one of the reasons many of these artists live here. Because of the city’s rich history, this book cannot be a comprehensive encyclopedia of music, rock venues, or the music industry; nor do we present the definitive biographies of the musicians included. The artists and locations chosen represent a sometimes broad look at the history of rock & roll in the city, with an eye on those who either grew up or spent their formative years here. But there’s so much more we couldn’t include, and we hope readers will be inspired to go even further, whether they’re hitting the streets themselves or experiencing the city vicariously from afar. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on.

Kulturverführer Frankfurt

Author: N.A
Publisher: Helmut Metz Verlag
ISBN: 9783937742120
Page: N.A
View: 6852

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

Author: Nancy E. Marion,Willard M. Oliver
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610695968
Category: Political Science
Page: 1163
View: 9481
Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

54 Nights

Author: Robert J. Hay Jr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780692838419
Page: 82
View: 7855
54 Nights that I actually spent at Studio 54, during its unparalleled first 2.5 years, including Studio's first New Year's Eve.

Club Carriere - Enzyklopädie des Erfolges Dezember 2005

Author: Katrin Artner
Publisher: Algoprint Verlags AG
ISBN: 395226895X
Page: 1560
View: 8205