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Title supplied by cataloger. Studio One was a legendary discotheque considered by many 'the place to see, and be seen' through much of the 1970s and well into the 1980s. Located at 652 N. LaPeer Drive, just off Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, it had a massive dance floor that could hold well over 1,000 people. An adjacent, and equally legendary, Backlot Theater presented some of the finest cabaret performers of the time. The disco, which was open 7 nights a week, was often populated by some of the best dancers and most "beautiful people" in town. According to founder, Scott Forbes, "Studio One was planned, designed and conceived for gay people, gay male people... Any straight people here are guests of the gay community." The club was an immediate success with the gay community for many, many years. In the late 1980s, Forbes sold his interest in Studio One; the disco was renamed Axis, and currently operates as The Factory. Sarenia Marie, 22, of Torrance, dances the night away at Studio One in West Hollywood. Her dance partner, Jeff Daugherty, also 22, is just out of range and not pictured. Photograph dated May 23, 1986.
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