First edition of this frenzied, anthropologically-minded contemporary account of disco: the music, the clubs, the way of life. Rare this condition.
Fine in near fine jacket.
"And there, with Halston gowns wrenching and tearing and St. Laurent velvet tuxedos popping their buttons, the flower of New York's party people get it on, while around them sprawl the luded-out voyeurs who dig these scenes like strokers in a 42nd Street grindhouse."
Full of photographs in color and black and white, capturing the scene and the regulars at Studio 54 and elsewhere, with Goldman's masterfully unhinged commentary: on Grace Jones ("the ultimate symbol of the female principle, the feline essence, the cat goddess"), the Electric Circus ("a mind-blower and the greatest freak show in New York"), Sanctuary ("Put fifteen hundred gay boys in a private club, feed them every drug in the pharmacopoeia, turn up the music loud, and pour the drinks like soda pop--presto!") and more.
New York: Hawthorn Books, (1978). 11'' x 8.5''. Original black cloth with green spine lettering. In original unclipped ($16.95) photographic dust jacket. Red endpapers. , 174 pages. Minor wear to boards. Tape repair to jacket spine, visible on verso only. Minimal edgewear.
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