Olivia Newton-John’s outfit from the movie “Grease” sold for $405,700 at a Beverly Hills auction . The outfit that marked the transition of Newton-John’s character in the 1978 musical from demure high schooler to sexy Sandy was among 500 items for sale to help raise money for the performer’s cancer treatment center in Australia.
The infamous pants worn by Newton-John for the “You’re the One That I Want” duet with John Travolta were so tight that she had to be sewn into them to film the scene, and were sold with a broken zipper. The buyers for the pants and jacket were not revealed.
The auction raised $2.4 million in total, with many items related to the movie going for many times over estimates, Julien’s said.
All of the proceeds from the “Grease” jacket and pants will benefit the center, as well as a portion of all the other items sold.