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Studio 54. (Safety in numbers).

THE OPENING OF A NEW DISCO IN NEW YORK CITY SETS A GLITTERING STAGE FOR THE ASCENDANCY OF DISCO AND FOR BOTH OPENLY GAY CELEBRITIES AND GAY ICONS. THE MOST VISIBLE GAY PARTY EVER, STUDIO 54 RULED NIGHTLIFE INTO THE 1980S

Scenes from the Studio (clockwise from top): Andy Warhol, Calvin Klein, Brooke Shields, and 54 cofounder Steve Rubell at the club's 1981 reopening after Rubell served time for tax evasion; designer Halston escorts Elizabeth Taylor; pop superstars Olivia Newton-John and Elton John show off their late-'70s duds; Liza Minnelli hangs with Mikhail Baryshnikov; Divine (lower left) gets down with 54 habitue Grace Jones (center).
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Nov 12, 2002
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