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Do you think ants go to discos? The Young Ones: Summer Holiday ***** Vyvyan to Mike in garden, BBC 1984
Ted, if you had three wishes, what would they be?
Ted: Three wishes? I don’t know really. Well I suppose the first thing would be world peace. And then maybe an end to hunger. And er [dreams of being disco king] … more money for hospitals, that kind of thing. Father Ted s1e2: Entertaining Father Stone, Channel 4 1995
Between 1969 and ’79 Disco would change the world. The Joy of Disco, BBC 2012
Creating the birth of club culture as we know it today. ibid.
By the mid-70s the disco sound was becoming transatlantic. ibid.
It was fronted by women: what women! Queens of Disco, BBC 2016
Set in New York the movie Saturday Night Fever exported disco fever worldwide. Once Upon a Time in New York: The Birth of Hip Hop, Disco & Punk, BBC 2007
Open air disco parties sprung up on the streets and the parks of South Bronx, and the DJs that hosted them became neighbourhood stars. ibid.
I like coffee. I drink coffee. Saturday Night Fever 1977 starring John Travolta & Karen Lynn Gorney & Barry Miller & Joseph Cali & Paul Pape & Donna Prescow & Bruce Ornstein & Val Bisoglio & Julie Bovasso & Martin Shakar et al, director John Badham, him to her in cafe
You’re a cliché. You’re nowhere on the way to no place. ibid. her to him
All that was on the radio was disco. We needed to change that. Joey Ramone
They are as dead as disco. Bad Turn Worse aka We Gotta Get Out of This Place 2013 starring Mackenzie Davis & Logan Huffman & Jeremy Allen White & William Devane & Jon Gries & Mark Pellagrino & Ashley Adams & Ty Adams et al, director Simon & Zeke Hawkins, Giff
What do you think makes a place hot? At 54, what was the phenomenon that was international? Studio 54: The Documentary, Sky Arts 2019
When you walked through those blacked-out doors you were in another world. ibid.
Anyone that was allowed in were totally free inside. ibid. dude #2
I love the nightlife. And I love seeing people have fun. There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing people have a good time. ibid. dude #3
Enchanted Garden 1976: All these extravagant parties. ibid.
Boom boom … The full blast of the sound came over you in a big way. ibid.
I like the Atmosphere at Studio 54. I’m ready to have a good time … It’s escapism … ibid. high-pitched Michael Jackson
Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager went on to create two hotels together and introduce the concept of the boutique hotel. Schrager has gone on to create 38 more and continues to revolutionize the hotel industry. ibid.
I have a secret life … Who is she? Love to Love You, Donna Summer, HBO 2023
She was complicated. And struggled with her fame, her image. ibid. daughter
She was really famous and everyone wanted her. ibid.
Grandma said, I’m never going to be able to go to church again. ibid.
She was always performing. She lived in an imaginary musical at all times. ibid.