In 1977, Studio 54 opened in New York’s red-light district, northwest of Times Square. The blinged-out club — located in a former opera house that cost at least 400,000 to renovate — brought the thriving gay underground dance scene out into the open. Embracing cultural diversity and celebrating personal freedom in a seedy corner of the city, it almost immediately became a coked-up celebrity gossip mill. From its opening night to its downfall a mere 18 months later, Studio 54 was both a pure lovefest and a careerist cesspool, according to a gripping documentary that just premiered at Sundance. The club helped the likes of Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Liz Taylor, Diana Ross, Grace Jones, Truman Capote, and Michael Jackson to burnish their reputations with stories fed directly to Page Six. When Studio 54 crashed, it crashed hard.
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