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August 9, 2022

20 Romantic Photos of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John on the Set of ‘Grease’ (1978)

1978 was the summer of Grease. The film adaptation of the successful California high school based musical was massively hyped in the spring and early summer. The singles charts were backed up with hits by the cast, including John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, both singly and together. The vinyl double album was played endlessly.

Poster for the film Grease (1978).

And when the movie arrived, it probably exceeded expectations, and was the hit of the summer.  From the new Barry Gibb via Frankie Valli theme song accompanying the cartoon opening, right through to the ascent into the skies, it moved from hit to hit, laugh to laugh.

As well as the mature looking high school kids, played by Travolta, Newton John, Stockard Channing and Jeff Conaway to name a few, there were also some great names from the golden age of Hollywood and the first decade of TV.

Released on June 16, 1978, Grease was successful both critically and commercially, becoming the highest-grossing musical film ever at the time. Here, below is a collection of 20 fascinating vintage photographs of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as Danny and Sandy in the film:
























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