The Last Party by Anthony Haden-Guest
Studio 54, Disco, and the Culture of the Night

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A window into the zeitgeist of the 70s- disco mania, sexual abandon, coke and 'ludes, glitter and glam-the era of the last good time Studio 54 was the epicenter of disco culture and pre-AIDS debauchery. Now, journalist and nightworld denizen Anthony Haden-Guest takes us behind the velvet rope that separated the celebrities from the wanna-bes, into an all-night world of revelry, sensation, and decadence. Going beyond the endless partying with Liza, Bianca, Halston, Andy, and Mick, Haden-Guest probes the seamy underside of Studio 54: the drugs, the deaths, and the corruption that eventually shuttered the club. It is the story of Studio 54's flamboyant owners, Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, who achieved early success beyond their wildest imaginings, came within a hair's breadth of great power, and then crashed and burned.
 

About Anthony Haden-Guest

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Anthony Haden-Guest's journalism has appeared in New York, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker.
 
Published April 1, 1997 by William Morrow & Co. 404 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Haden-Guest has not only firsthand experience of the exclusive Studio 54 and lesser clubs, but moreover ready access to a multitude of players (and has-beens), such as Studio 54 co-owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, ur-party-promoter Carmen D'Alessio, Club Kid (and murder suspect) Michael Alig...

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Studio 54 was the quintessential midtown Manhattan nightspot of the 1970s and early '80s, where the gay and straight worlds intersected; where celebs and wannabes crowded in to disco, drug and who kno

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Haden-Guest, a regular writer for New York magazine and Vanity Fair, reports on his beloved ""Nightworld""--the life of New York clubs--with an enthusiasm that assumes we all were swept away by disco-mania.

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If you were not among those chosen few who lolled in benumbed splendor alongside the likes of Liza and Halston and Andy and Bianca during the late-1970s heyday of New York City's Studio 54, don't count on those who were there to tell you what fun you missed beyond the velvet rope.

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The driving forces behind all this—and the book's central characters— were Studio 54 co-owners Steve Rubell (who died in 1989) and Ian Schrager (now a successful hotelier in New York City, Miami Beach and Los Angeles).

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