The legendary New York nightclub that has welcomed the likes of Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Bowie is the subject of a new documentary that will be released later this year. Are you ready for a wild night at Studio 54?
It’s 1977 in New York, Steve Rubell, a lawyer in-training, and Ian Schrager have just decided to open a club. Its name? Studio 54. Located on 273 West 54thStreet, right in the center of Manhattan, the pair could never have guessed how legendary the club would become. A haunt of anyone who was anyone (or was going to be) and every jet-setting star of the 80s. Each night a different celebrity walked through its doors; Jerry Hall, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Elton John and Elizabeth Taylor all made the trip to spend long, debaucherous evenings partying at the hallowed club. It all ended one infamous night on December 1979, when police discovered bags of money and drugs in the club’s basement. The founders were forced to close the club. A hope of rejuvenation glittered in 1981 when the club was reopened following its sale, only to find that disco fever had been cured. In an ode to the iconic club, Matt Tyrnauer has created a documentary which will be released later this year including eye-witness accounts of the famously clandestine club as well as a testimony from co-founder Ian Schrager and well-known clients.A must-see for anyone who wishes they could have boogied in the wonderland that was Studio 54.