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Dancing Queens

Dancing Queens

Its a wonderfully evocative image of the glamour of a party era: Truman Capote casually loungessans trousersat a gala benefit. Photographer (and infamous Jackie O. stalker) Ron Galellas new book, Disco Years (powerHouse, $65), features dozens of candid photos of the eras most glamorous fashionistas, stylish socialites, and outlandish artists who exemplified the delicious decadence of the Me Decade, from NYC to L.A. Whos here? Everyone who was anyone: Liza, Warhol, Raquel, Cher, Bowie, Dolly, Halston Is Debra Winger being carried in or out of the Cannery Row wrap party? Ali McGraw pops out of her blouse but does it with so much more aplomb than Tara Reid. Elton gives Divines tits a squeeze. Arnold is thin; Maria isnt. Bette Davis at Cheetah Disco; Grace Jones with go-go boys at Le Farfalle. In brilliant glimpses of that chic moment in nightlife history, these luminaries light one anothers cigarettes, grope the nearly nude performers, vamp, chat, pose, preen, giggle, and, of course, dance.

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