While there's not much to be said about Studio 54 that hasn't been said before, we'll always be captivated by photos from the legendary discotheque. Thankfully, there's a new book that'll fuel our collective nostalgia (or curiosity), Studio 54 (Max Ström), that comes out next month and features never-before-published photos of the club by Swedish photojournalist Hasse Persson. In an introduction to the book, Persson describes the method he used to capture the swirling lights and frenetic movement on the dance floor ("[I used] a flash to freeze the subject at the same time as I kept the shutter open for up to 30 seconds") and shares anecdotes about the notorious sex, drugs, and long lines that made the place famous. Of particular interest is his quote from Andy Warhol that originally appeared in the artist's 1979 book, Exposures, that describes the "five best ways to cut through the line." Warhol wrote:

1. Always go with Halston or in Halston.
2. Get there very early or very late.
3. Arrive in a limo or a helicopter.
4. Don’t wear anything polyester, not even your underwear.
5. Don’t mention my [Andy Warhol’s] name.

Though it's been 35 years since anyone tried to use these tactics to get into Studio 54, Warhol's advice is still pretty damn timeless. (Although we'd have added that it never hurts to arrive on a horse.)

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