(from the New York Post, Page 6, 10/11; via the Drudge Report.)

While Ian Schrager — the Studio 54 co-founder-turned-high-end hotelier — plans a Rizzoli coffee-table book on his iconic disco, another of the club’s owners has written a behind-the-scenes memoir of its sex-and-drugs dark side.

“My book is the true story about Studio 54,” says Mark Fleischman, who bought the club from Schrager and Steve Rubell in 1981 when the original duo served time for tax evasion.

“Steve died in 1989 and Ian appears to be sanitizing what occurred,” Fleischman contends. “From my point of view, Studio 54 was the epicenter of the drug culture in New York.”


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