Take a look inside legendary nightclub Studio 54 through the opulent lens of Tod Papageorge. Between 1978 and 1980, the photographer patiently documented a black and white version of New York City, that now only exists through pictures and lamentations.

Now Studio 54 is a decadent book, out from Stanley/Barker, in addition to "a New York discothèque that, for a handful of years, was the place where celebrities, partygoers, and those crazy for dancing most wanted to be and be seen," Papageorge describes. View our favorite vintage photos from the glamorous scene at Studio 54, below.