This Was Studio 52 (and eventually, Studio 54)

Manhattan: Midtown North/
254 West 54th Street

Built as an opera house in 1927, the theater on this site was sold to the Columbia Broadcasting System in 1943 and was renamed Studio 52. It was home to the groundbreaking television shows "The Jack Benny Show" and "Captain Kangaroo," and popular game shows 'What's My Line," "The $64,000 Question," "Password," and "To Tell The Truth." CBS sold the space in 1977 to Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, who transformed it into the iconic Studio 54 disco within four months. The nightclub was at the disco era's center from 1977-1981.

Posted October 27, 2014 by gstavrou

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