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Poor Ian Schrager: He’s one of the world’s most innovative hoteliers, but he can’t seem to shake the ghost of his most famous business venture—a little New York nightclub by the name of Studio 54. More than 20 years after the club’s demise, people are still interested in the stars, the drugs, the sex—not the imported fabrics or the designs Target darling Philippe Starck used at Schrager hotels such as the Paramount in New York and the Mondrian in Los Angeles. So, at his lecture on hotel development—dubbed “Mr. Super Hotel: An Evening With Ian Schrager” in a futile effort to avoid digressions about the disco-era party on West 54th Street—the crowd will have to politely endure a slide show in anticipation of the question-and-answer session: Is Bianca Jagger a total bitch? Is Grace Jones really a man? Any plans to put laughing gas in the lobby of the Delano? Find out, politely, at 7 p.m. at the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Hammer Auditorium, 500 17th St. NW. $20. For reservations call (202) 639-1770. (Sarah Godfrey)