Now, this is a rare sighting: a big-time pop star seated next to the cerebral and introverted filmmaker Woody Allen in a nightclub. But as we have already seen, anything was possible at Studio 54 back in the day. This photo was taken in the summer of 1977 at a Carter Burden party, which was hosted at NYC’s most loved club at the time.
It seems that the nightclub’s strict and fancy dress code was forgotten when Woody entered the doors. The best part of all was that Woody was the host of this iconic evening. If anything, this picture just shows how inclusive this nightclub was in the 1970s.
Curtis Mayfield's Soulful Appearance
The legend Curtis Mayfield was another music star to grace the floors of Studio 54. Mayfield was the soul and funk 'it' guy in the 70s and is best known for getting to cover the full soundtrack of the cult classic "Super Fly," which aired in the early 70s.
It's clear that he was having a blast of a night if you look at the massive smile on his face as he posed for this picture in 1977. But it's certain that the Studio 54 club-goers had an even bigger blast of a night on this particular evening that Mayfield joined.
Dolly Parton Bringing Out the Country at Studio 54
Dolly Parton might have been the reason that there was a white horse at Studio 54, but it was actually Bianca Jagger who made the horse famous. The Studio 54 owner at the time, Steve Rubell, arranged the horse at the club in hopes of impressing the queen of country music.
Yes, Dolly loved the stunning white horse, but apparently, this was not the only animal to wander around the club on that night. Reportedly, the night was filled with mules and chickens present on the dancefloor. As much as it was a NYC nightclub, it still managed to host a strong flair of country on some nights.
Bianca Jagger and Her Four-Legged Friend
Studio 54 somehow always managed to go one step further when it came to absurd evenings out. It was almost as if dancing and disco-ing were not enough. If you wanted to enter its doors, the bouncers would first evaluate your outfit and general vibe to determine if you could enter for the evening.
A lot of people were not cool enough and turned away, but exceptions were always made for a four-legged friend: a horse. This picture captured Mick Jagger's wife at the time, Bianca Jagger, as she was mounted on a beautiful white beast in her evening attire. There's not much more to say here except that Bianca knew perfectly well how to make a spectacular entrance.
Diana Ross Giving the DJ Booth a Try
Diana Ross was another star to frequent Studio 54. She loved the chill vibe of the club, and even though she is pictured here while taking charge of the DJ booth of the club, she was also known to break things down on the dancefloor. She even attended the club's final closing party in the early 80s.
On that particular night, she serenaded the whole club one last time as she embraced the nonchalant energy that the club stood for. She then proceeded to dance the whole night away, and there's no doubt that she lit that dancefloor up on the club's last night of existence.