Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Disco's Heyday – Vintage Photos Capture Celebs Including Grace Jones, Cher and Andy Warhol... at New York City's Clubs from the late 1970s

Ron Galella is widely regarded as the most famous and most controversial celebrity photographer in the world—he’s been dubbed “Paparazzo Extraordinaire” by Newsweek, and “the Godfather of U.S. paparazzi culture” by Time and Vanity Fair. These classic images taken by Galella featuring Grace Jones, Cher and Andy Warhol... at some of New York City's clubs from the late 1970s.


December 1977: Lady Divine at Halston's party for Bianca Jagger.

January 1978: Sterling St Jacques and Bianca Jagger at Elaine's.

January 1978: Grace Jones performs at Steve Rubell's party at Studio 54.

January 1978: Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol, and Bianca Jagger at Elaine's.

February 1978: Grace Jones and guest at the Disco Convention Banquet.

June 1978: Kate Harrington, Truman Capote and Gloria Swanson at Studio 54.

June 1978: Elton John, Andy Warhol, Jerry Hall and Ahmet Ertegun at Roberta Flack's party at Xenon.

June 1978: Mariel Hemingway at the Xenon opening.

June 1978: Grace Jones and Julie Budd at Jones's birthday party at Xenon.

June 1978: Divine, Grace Jones and Julie Budd at Jones's birthday party at Xenon.

September 1978: Francesco Scavullo and at Studio 54 dancer at the club's re-opening.

September 1978: Joe Eula and Janet Butler at the re-opening of Studio 54.

May 1978: Barbara Carrera, George Willig, Buy Burgos and Jerry Hall attending 'A Salute to American Designers' at Studio 54.

September 1978: Diana Vreeland, Halston, Steve Rubell and Cher at a launch for Opium perfume.

September 1978: Francesco Scavullo At Studio 54.

September 1978: Willie Wu and Lauren Hutton at Studio 54.

September 1978: Diane von Fürstenberg and Ara Gallant at a party for Egon Von Fürstenberg's book The Power Look.

October 1978: Suzanne Somers and Alan Hamel at Studio 54.

February 1979: Cher and Sylvester attend the 1978 Disco Convention Banquet.

February 1979: Cher at a Casablanca Records party at the Empire Roller Disco.

July 1980: Halston with guests at Bianca Jagger's birthday party.

(Photos © Ron Galella/Getty Images)

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