Bizarre Photos From Studio 54 Explained 

By | February 2, 2023

Did Donald Trump Used to Dance the Night Away at Studio 54?

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 atmosphere. 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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New York real estate mogul Donald Trump, shown here with his second wife Marla Maples, used to frequent Studio 54 in the late seventies, but no one can recall him ever dancing at the club. He did, however, make a surprise cameo appearance in the 1998 documentary, titled “Studio 54”. As a businessman with an eye for the next big deal, Trump kept tabs on the New York music scene. In this photo from 1992, we see Donald Trump hobnobbing with hip hop artists Shabba Ranks, Tony Terry, Cyndi Lauper, and Super Cat at an after-party for the 1002 Grammy Awards. 

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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 ‘pretty people’ – through the doors.