Ron Galella, arguably America’s first paparazzo, the photographer so always there that Jackie Kennedy finally had to get him legally restrained from coming anywhere near her, has put all the glamour and celebrity he captured during the glamorous and celebrated disco years into a book. Disco Years Ron Galella, the thick, heavy volume from powerHouse Books, covers the gamut from Cheetah to Studio 54 to Area, with visits to Plato’s Retreat, Xenon, Danceteria, Bonds, Trax, New York New York, Hollywood, The Roxy, etc, etc, wherever a deejay spun and a fog machine churned over the likes of Mick, Jerri, Truman, Liz, Liza, Andy, Cher, Halston, Bianca, Barbra, Madonna, Donna, David, Debbie, Diane, Dianne, Raquel, Grace, Ian and Steve. If you weren’t there, you’ll feel you were by the end of the book, and at the last page you might even imagine you’re tasting the baby laxative. The forward by Michael Musto and introduction by Anthony Haden-Guest are like the shots of tequila you need before stepping onto the dancefloor. Check out some sample pics here.
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