29 Wild Photos From The Drug-Fueled Heyday Of Studio 54

Published October 26, 2016
Updated April 17, 2019

These Studio 54 photos will take you inside the dance club that defined a generation and hosted celebrities from Andy Warhol to David Bowie.

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Woody Allen At Studio 54
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29 Wild Photos From The Drug-Fueled Heyday Of Studio 54
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Drugs, drinks, and disco -- Studio 54 had it all.

Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager opened the legendary club in 1977, and while it only lasted under their management for three years, it quickly cemented itself as the quintessential enclave for celebrities, fashionable disco-lovers, and their favorite illicit activities.

Indeed, club regulars ranged from Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol to Elizabeth Taylor and David Bowie. And on its last night under initial management, Diana Ross serenaded Rubell and Schrader -- of course surrounded by the likes of Jack Nicholson, Farrah Fawcett, and Sylvester Stallone, among others.

Relive some of Studio 54's most classic nights in the gallery above.

Enjoy these Studio 54 photos? For more New York drama, be sure to check out what the city looked like in the 1970s. Then, step inside the 1990s rave scene at its neon zenith.

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