Bizarre Photos From Studio 54 Explained

By Terry Claypoole

Disco and Debauchery...Dustin Hoffman in a daze. Look how tightly he is gripping his dance partner's hands... 😈

Warning: This collection of photographs contains graphic images that may be disturbing to some viewers

This collection of unedited photographs caught inside the doors of Studio 54 expose everything that these celebrities never wanted us to know.

To get the full disco-era experience, one needed only to step inside the doors of Studio 54, the 1970s most well-known disco dance club. Sure, Studio 54 helped to launch the careers of some of the greatest musical groups of the day, but it was also the place to be seen. The hottest movie stars, TV personalities, and entertainers made Studio 54 their hangout. It wasn't just the music that attracted them. It was the drugs, sex, and dancing. In this collection of bizarre and salacious photos, we will get a behind the scenes look at the infamous Studio 54. 

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One of the most prestigious and notorious places of the disco era, Studio 54 was a bit of a latecomer to the dance club scene in midtown New York in the 1970s. The nightclub didn’t open its doors until 1977 when Steve Rebell and Ian Schrager opened a club in a building that formerly housed a TV studio on 54th Street in Manhattan. Very quickly, Studio 54 became the place to be for celebrities and wannabes of disco’s heyday. One reason why the club was so popular was that not everyone could get inside. The doormen only allowed the rich and famous – and the scantily dresses ‘pretty people’ – through the doors, For those lucky enough to get inside, the scene was one of trendy fashions, open drug use, heart-pounding music, and overt sexual activity.