Own A Piece of Disco History From Famed Nightclub Studio 54
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WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — If you want to own a piece of disco history, head to West Palm Beach this weekend for your chance to bid on an eclectic trove of memorabilia from the famed 1970s New York nightclub Studio 54.
The private collection of co-founder Steve Rubell is being sold Saturday by Palm Beach Modern Auctions.
Rubell, partied with the likes of Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli and Frank Sinatra, among hundreds of other celebrities.
Rubell died in 1989 and aside from a legacy as a nightlife impresario, he left behind hordes of photographs, letters and other memories that his onetime companion has decided to part with.
The items give a glimpse of Studio 54 and its parade of A-list guests. Aside from all the photographs, there are original works by Andy Warhol, tickets, invitations, posters and Rubell’s personal address book.
Also up for grabs is the front-door guest book from Studio 54, full of famous names and notations on whether their tabs were being footed by the club.
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