In Inside Studio 54, the former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world, through the crowd to a place where celebrities, friends, and the beautiful people sip champagne and share lines of cocaine using rolled-up hundred-dollar bills. In the early '80's, Mark Fleischman reopened Studio 54, the world's most glamorous and torious nightclub, after it was closed down by the State of New York. Ten thousand people showed up that night, ready to restart the party that abruptly ended after the raid in 1978 landing the former owners in jail. Inside Studio 54 invites you to revisit 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 lead 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 star-studded thrill ride through the decadent and drug-fueled parties at the legendary Studio 54.
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.