Following fleischman as he builtconnections as a hotel, restaurant, and club owner that lead him to Studio 54. In inside studio 54, friends, through the crowd, to a place where celebrities, the former owner takes you behind the scenes of the most famous nightclub in the world, and the beautiful people sip champagne and share lines of cocaine using rolled-up hundred-dollar bills.
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She was the darling of moguls and movie stars, royalty and rockers. Within a year, gia was one of the top models of the late 1970's, gracing the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue, partying at New York's Studio 54 and the Mudd Club, and redefining the industry's standard of beauty. Gia was also a girl in pain, desperate for her mother's approval—and a drug addict on a tragic slide toward oblivion, who started going directly from $10, 000-a-day fashion shoots to the heroin shooting galleries on New York's Lower East Side.
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No lifeguard on duty is the ultimate memoir of sex, rock & roll, drugs, and redemption from modeling icon Janice Dickinson.