Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

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It seems to the current generation that their fathers and mothers, grandparents behaved strictly and decently half a century ago. But, what really happened in their younger years? It turns out that the ancestors burned through life more abruptly than their offspring. This is evidenced by a selection of black-and-white photographs taken in nightclubs in New York in the 1970s. Alcohol, wild dancing, drugs — and this is not the whole list of entertainment for young people of that time.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Take a look at how those daredevils, who are now over the eighth decade, were having a good time.

New York of the 1970s is a storehouse of legends. Photographer Meryl Meisler has opened an exhibition of striking retro images that allow you to look at the entertainment of one of the most epic eras in the history of the city.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Everyone was having fun as much as they could, drugs, sex and dirty dancing were a daily routine in the central nightclubs of a huge city.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Indulging in white powder to get high was a common thing for that time.The photos were taken mainly in the legendary disco club "Studio 54", where the liberated youth aspired to get every evening. It became the main place of events that built that era. Music, dancing and a motley crowd created a real rattling mix.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

The nightclubs of New York were always crowded.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Party-goers hang around near one of the hot spots.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

The guys got so excited in the dance that they decided to undress.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Glenn Hughes from the group "The Village People— is the star of that time.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Dirty dancing was all the rage.

Gods of disco, The Village People group leaves the club after performing in front of admiring fans.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Smash the dance floor! These guys light up in a dance in one of the night establishments.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

The dude goes in search of adventures on the subway.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

In the club "Studio 54" you could see the most incendiary dances.

Retro Mix: Sex, Drugs and Disco in New York Nightclubs in the 1970s

Sweet couples did not restrain their raging feelings, not paying attention to others.

A group of revellers poses for the camera, leaving the famous "Studio 54".

The legendary time of those who knew how to have a good time passed half a century ago. Now these life-seekers have long passed 70, and some are not alive. But, fortunately, there are still pictures in which they will always be young, beautiful and full of energy. It's just a pity that it will be awkward for little grandchildren to show them.

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