“Studio 54 was the best party of your life,” journalist Anthony Haden-Guest said recently while reflecting on perhaps the most famous nightclub of all time. “Everything was happening at the same moment: there was the woman’s movement, the gay movement, ethnic movements of all kinds. The whole place was combustible with energy.”
Director Mark Christopher’s 54, starring Mike Myers as club owner Steve Rubell, along with Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek and Neve Campbell as exuberant club kids, is a tribute to the energy that pulsated through New York City nightlife from 1977 to 1981.
Now you have a chance to own a piece of the magic. This weekend a treasure trove of Rubell’s personal memorabilia will be auctioned off in West Palm Beach, Florida. The items are being made available by Bill Hamilton, who was Rubell’s partner in the 1980s. They include everything from photographs of celebrities like Richard Gere, Diana Ross and Sylvester Stallone, to designer furniture, guest lists, invitations and original art by the likes of Warhol, Basquiat and Lichtenstein.
Browse through a featured selection below, then head over to Palm Beach Modern Auctions to place your bids and see the full collection.
|via New York Times