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Olivia Newton-John’s iconic ‘Grease’ outfit sells for $405Ok at auction

The skin-tight pants and black leather-based jacket Olivia Newton-John wore in 1978’s “Grease” have offered for $405,000 at auction — practically twice what they had been anticipated to fetch.

An unnamed purchaser on Saturday shelled out $243,200 for the jacket and $162,500 for the pants made well-known by the four-time Grammy Award-winning actress within the hit movie’s “You’re the One which I Need,” finale.

Martin Nolan, government director of Julien’s Auctions, which hosted the occasion, informed The Put up final week he anticipated the gadgets to promote for $260,000 — simply over what the client paid for Newton-John’s leather-based jacket alone.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in "Grease"
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta in “Grease”Paramount

“In the event you ask Olivia, she thinks it’ll go for one million {dollars},” Nolan mentioned Wednesday of the outfit. “It’s so iconic, I wouldn’t be shocked.”

“She wore them a pair weeks in the past — they nonetheless match,” he added.

The slinky pants really predate the movie by practically twenty years. In an interview with Reuters final week, Newton-John mentioned the zipper on the pants, made within the 1950s, was damaged and he or she needed to be sewn into them for the movie.

The attractive outfit was amongst 500 gadgets the Australia-born actress, now 71, auctioned to lift funds for her breast most cancers charity. Newton-John is at the moment in her third battle with the illness.

Additionally up for auction was Newton-John’s customized Pink Girls jacket embroidered with “Sandy,” the title of her character within the film, a signed “Grease” script, and her white cowboy boots from the 1980 flick “Xanadu.”

“I’ve realized through the years, particularly while you undergo stuff, that stuff isn’t what’s vital,” she informed Reuters of her choice to auction off the gadgets.

Olivia-Newton John and John Travolta in "Grease"

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