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back to c. APRIL 1978: HALSTON, LIZA MINNELLI, BIANCA JAGGER AND ANDY WARHOL PERFORM

Halston - Liz - Bianca - Andy

Bob Colacello:

"One year after the opening, Andy was completely identified with Studio 54. The tabloids had taken to referring to 'Halston-Liza-Bianca-Andy'. A suburban matron in a New Yorker cartoon asked her husband if that was one person. For the first anniversary party, Steve [Rubell] asked his favorite foursome to do 'a little act, like a toast sorta'...

H-L-B-A's act... got a pretty unresponsive reaction from the crowd. Then Steve jumped up and shouted, 'Open bar,' which got long and loud applause. Back in the basement with H-L-B-A, the models and dealers were still swigging and sniffing. Andy, of course, wouldn't drink from the passing bottle, for fear of germs, nor would he sniff from the other passing bottle, for fear that someone would say he really did get Edie Sedgwick on drugs... Instead, he slipped another Valium from his pocket and licked it off his palm, hoping no one in the chic little cell would notice." (BC353)

back to c. APRIL 1978: HALSTON, LIZA MINNELLI, BIANCA JAGGER AND ANDY WARHOL PERFORM