LA Blade - On the night of Saturday, Nov. 9, West Hollywood bid a bittersweet farewell to a big piece of its history, when an enthusiastic crowd gathered in the space now known as The Robertson, but that was once the site of what was arguably gay LA’s most iconic disco, Studio One.

The revelers were there to attend the official good-bye party for the storied club – “Back to the Backlot: A Studio One Celebration and Farewell.” A show and dance party thrown by Faring Capital, the West Hollywood-based real estate and development company that owns the building, it was hosted by Emmy-winner Bruce Vilanch, with entertainment for the evening provided by Thelma Houston, Freda Payne, Billy Masters, and an assortment of other performers and musicians – hearkening back to the club’s glory days, when celebrities like Joan Rivers, Bernadette Peters, and Wayland Flowers (with Madame, of course), performed there.

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