Inside Studio 54 took me back to the champagne and cocaine fueled antics of owner Mark Fleischman. His retelling of stories about the famous and his not so famous cast of characters that made Studio 54 so much fun will tickle your fancy for wild nights that last until dawn.
— Robin Leach, Las Vegas Review Journal, former host of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Inside Studio 54: The Story of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

by mark fleischman

Inside Studio 54 is a tour by the former owner from behind the scenes of the infamous club, through the crowd to a place where celebrities, friends, and the beautiful people sip champagne and share lines of cocaine using rolled up $100 bills.

In the early 80s, Mark Fleischman reopened Studio 54, the world’s most famous and notorious nightclub, after it was closed down by the State of New York. 10,000 people showed up that night, ready to re-start the party that abruptly ended after the raid in 1978, landing the former owners in jail. Inside Studio 54 takes you to the happening scenes of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, the post-Pill, pre-AIDS era of free love, consequence-free sex, and a seemingly endless party.

Following Fleischman as he built connections as a hotel, restaurant, and club owner that led him to Studio 54, Inside Studio 54 takes the reader from Brazil to the heights of debauchery in the Virgin Islands and finally to New York City. A start-studded thrill ride through the glamorous and sometimes seedy rooms of the world’s most famous night club.


Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book
Hardcover, September 19 2017: ISBN: 978-1-945572-57-9
US $26.95 | Nonfiction / Memoir

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Inside Studio 54 takes you to all my favorite spots inside. I spent so much time snorting cocaine in the women’s toilet’s of Studio 54 . . . that they became known as my office.
— Nile Rodgers, Legendary record producer and guitarist for Chic
This is a great bathroom read . . . lots of good shit.
— Tom Moulton, record producer of Gloria Gaynor, Grace Jones, and many more
 

Entrepreneur Mark Fleischman is a graduate of The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and former Naval Officer who established himself resuscitating troubled hotel, restaurant, and club projects. He bought Studio 54, which had been closed for nearly two years after the former owners went to Federal Prison, and reestablished it as the hottest club in New York. He and his wife Mimi currently live in Los Angeles and are co-owners of The Bar Method Exercise Studios.

 

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