Amazing Photos Of '70s Fun And Decadence

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Peter Beard, Grace Jones. Photo: Anton Perich

And they're thanks to R. Couri Hay, the publicist/writer who was in the thick of it all back then and who has lived to pass on his photos (and memories) about it.

Couri has written a novel about NYC's golden years called Secret Lives, recalling a time of less self-consciousness, more fun, and even more booze.

Here are the intoxicating images from the era.


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Whitney Tower, Diana Vreeland, Jerry Hall. Photo: Anton Perich

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Liza, Halston, Truman. Photo: Anton Perich

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Halston, Bianca Jagger. Cheers, folks. Photo: Anton Perich

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The always gracious Brooke Shields, R. Couri Hay

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R. Couri Hay and the definer of the century, Andy Warhol

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And in the '80s, Couri with uptown "It" girl Cornelia Guest

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13 comments
anonTWO
anonTWO

awkward pic of Mr. Beard, he was a great looking dude for most of his life.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

not illustrated here but...my fave memory of Studio was seeing Prima Ballerina, Cynthia Gregory, "unrecognized" smoking and drinking a gin&tonic there!  And there I was in dance classes with "the body is a temple" thang goin on....I loved huh even more!

noodle
noodle

Put some grace in your face! God I love this women

Marv
Marv

Who/what is a Peter Beard. He was HOT!

Gregorama
Gregorama

He was one of the proverbial "great beauties of his day".  He's had a fascinating life, most famously as a photographer.  He was big on the scene in the 70's and was married to model Cheryl Tiegs.  Can't add a link here, but if you Google "peter beard 50 years of portraits," check out the cover portrait...that's him in his youth looking almost otherworldly gorgeous.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

That's our Liza! Dressed for Excess!

As for Warhol, MM's declaration does take in a lot of territory, but I agree.

Nonplussed
Nonplussed

"the definer of the century, Andy Warhol", now that's quite a claim.

Musto
Musto

Well, I stand by it.

Karl
Karl

Diana Vreeland drank! And Halston too! I'm crushed. Meanwhile, Grace Jones--who you'd expect to have a drink--doesn't.

rolph
rolph

More info on the book at saintatlarge site.

latenitebump
latenitebump

70-ties new york was the best!

VonD
VonD

Word, girl, but if only I could remember it!

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