Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Old Photos Of Studio 54, Decadence Never Looked So Fabulous.

It's a legendary nightclub with as much intrigue surrounding it as the late seventies itself: It was a time when art, culture, music, and nightlife came together in a perfect storm of (often) drug-fueled disco dancing and depravity. Owned by entrepreneur Steve Rubell, the club had a reputation for getting down and dirty, all the while hosting some of the era's most famous faces.

Below are some iconic photographs from inside the club during it's most popular time, only a few years before it closed. While there are still plenty of nightclubs in Manhattan, none of them will ever be quite so iconic as Studio 54. Witness the madness below.

Crowds linger outside the entrance to Studio 54, which was at one point Manhattan's most popular nightclub.

Crowds linger outside the entrance to Studio 54, which was at one point Manhattan's most popular nightclub.

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Andy Warhol and his crew frequented Studio 54 in its heyday.

Andy Warhol and his crew frequented Studio 54 in its heyday.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg appears on the floor looking ravishing.

Designer Diane von Furstenberg appears on the floor looking ravishing.

AP

Actor and comedian Robin Williams dances with his wife, Valerie Velardin in 1979.

Actor and comedian Robin Williams dances with his wife, Valerie Velardin in 1979.

AP

Dame Rollerena, drag queen who skated the streets of New York, doing her thing at Studio 54.

Dame Rollerena, drag queen who skated the streets of New York, doing her thing at Studio 54.

AP

Singer Bette Midler greets The Temptations, who were at Studio 54 to celebrate their new recording contract.

Singer Bette Midler greets The Temptations, who were at Studio 54 to celebrate their new recording contract.

Richard Drew/AP

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