The joke goes that anyone who went to Studio 54 and remembers it didn't really experience it at all. Luckily, the information superhighway is here to remind us. And since the ur-disco opened 33 years ago tonight, there's no better time to take a fuzzy look back.
In 1980, 14-year old Brooke Shields starred in a scandalous Calvin Klein ad campaign. 29 years later, she stars in commercials for every company but Calvin Klein.
Woody Allen and Michael Jackson: Who knew these two would grow up to have so much in common?
Rumor has it, Studio 54 is where Suzanne Somers first dreamed up the ThighMaster.
Grace Jones and Bianca Jagger on a typical Monday at the office. Look closely: that's your dad holding down Grace's fur tarp.
Mick Jagger and Truman Capote were at Studio 54 enough to be mistaken for furniture. Which you really didn't want to be mistaken for at Studio 54.
The typical crowd outside "Sondheim On Sondheim", currently playing at 254 West 54th Street.
At least some of 54's bygone hedonism lives on in the sex parties allegedly being thrown in the space above it!
Photos via Gothamist via Life