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So80s: A Photographic Diary of the Decade [Hardcover]

Patrick McMullen
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Sept. 1 2003
“If you don’t know Patrick McMullan, you ought to get out more!”
—Andy Warhol

With a career spanning three decades, Patrick McMullan is one of the world’s most celebrated party, fashion, and society photographers. Possessing status on par with his subjects, McMullan knows the intricate connections of those exalted few who live behind the velvet ropes. His relentless documentation of the famous figures who made New York City's nightlife the definition of decadence in the age of excess is collected for the first time in so8os: A Photographic Diary of a Decade.

A consummate chronicler, Patrick McMullan began his career in the early 1980s shooting the downtown scene alongside nightclub scribe Stephen Saban for the original Details magazine, with nothing more than an Instamatic camera and the encouragement of Andy Warhol. In so8os, he brings us back into the exclusive world of glamour and glitz as it was experienced by the era’s greatest fashion, music, and art icons who mixed uptown elitism with downtown eccentricity in New York City’s nightlife.

Shot in such legendary nightspots as Studio 54, Area, Danceteria, Limelight, and the Cat Club, so8os features unreleased photos from the Patrick McMullan archives. In these pages, McMullan shares with us his photographic diary that holds the essence of New York characters and night crawlers.

Beautiful people populating these pages of societal history include: Carl Bernstein, William Burroughs, Bob Colacello, Michael Musto, Jay McInerney, Tama Janowitz, Pat Hackett, Anthony Haden-Guest, Richard Johnson, Fran Lebowitz, Cookie Mueller, Glenn O’Brien, Paige Powell, Stephen Saban, Jeffrey Slonim, Richard Turley, John Waters, Kevin Bacon, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, Joan Collins, Shirley MacLaine, James St. James, Corey Feldman, Michael J. Fox, Corey Haim, Pee-wee Herman, Rob Lowe, Sylvia Miles, Olivia Newton-John, Jack Nicholson, Tatum O’Neal, River Phoenix, Christopher Reeve, Joan Rivers, Kevin Spacey, Sylvester Stallone, Raquel Welch, Nan Kempner, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Adam Ant, Fab 5 Freddy, Lou Reed, Cher, Duran Duran, Boy George, Debbie Harry, Billy Idol, Grace Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Courtney Love, Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Palmer, Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone, Nick Rhodes, David Lee Roth, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Susanne Bartsch, Dianne Brill, Tina Chow, Carmen D’Alessio, Johnny Dynell, Eric Goode, Cornelia Guest, Jane Holzer, Bianca Jagger, Perri Lister, Ann Magnuson, Claire O’Connor, Sally Randall, Steve Rubell, Rudolf, RuPaul, Elizabeth Saltzman, Anita Sarko, Ian Schrager, John Sex, Zoe Tamerlis, Tinkerbelle, Teri Toye, Chi Chi Valenti, Bobby Zarem, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mary Boone, Louise Bourgeoise, Francesco Clemente, Henry Geldzahler, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Meisel, Kenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Andy Warhol, Patricia Field, Tom Ford, Halston, Carolina Herrera, Iman, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Zandra Rhodes, Yves Saint Laurent, Francesco Scavullo, Brooke Shields, Stephen Sprouse, Diane von Furstenberg, Diana Vreeland, and many more.

“Patrick McMullan has come to epitomize not just a certain strata of celebrity, but the bona fide celebrification of the photographer.”
—David Friend

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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother Feb. 1 2004
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Not worth the time or the money. Oversized volume of pap. Party pictures that are extracts of magazines that you threw away years ago (or should have). A gift book that is sure to be re-gifted again and again - or exchanged for something useful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable and beautifully designed... Nov. 7 2003
Format:Hardcover
This is a very memorable
and beautifully designed photo book.

It's exciting -- historical -- intense -- beautiful -- sad --crazy -- chaotic -- and free...it's really a million things, a million feelings...and put all onto over 400 pages!!
It's really worth owning and beyond words, the photographs speak for themselves.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Those were crazy times.....................> Nov. 5 2003
Format:Hardcover
I must admit that I am quite jealous of those who partied so glamorously in the 1980's and are still around to talk about it!! What insane times! This book sure gives all of it to you...
I really loved it and the images are striking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GET YOUR HANDS ON THIS BOOK!... Nov. 5 2003
Format:Hardcover
IT'S A BEAUTIFUL RECORD OF AN INSPIRING TIME IN NYC -- YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!
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By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
so8os is a brilliant book of nightlife photography...
it captures the essential essence of NYC nightlife in the 1980's -- it was exciting, captivating, and down-right glamorous!!
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By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Let's just say that if you are obsessed with the 1980's and everything it represents...you will love this book!
I mean, it is the largest book I own -- filled with hundreds & hundreds of photos -- people I have always loved from Madonna & Liza Minnelli to Andy Warhol & Boy George!!
It's also filled with essays & quotes -- pretty amazing to look at...it is hard to imagine nightlife like that because it really doesn't exist now! Patrick was a lucky guy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars so8os is soooooo cool!! Nov. 2 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
so8os is soooooo cool!!
I can't wait for Patrick's next book...I wanted more and more and more...
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