Olivia Newton-John Auctions Grease Outfit for Charity
The outfit that once signified the metamorphosis of Olivia Newton-John’s good girl character in Grease is now up for auction to support her new cancer center. The skin-tight outfit was so formfitting that Newton-John had to be sewn into it to film the “You’re the One That I Want” finale scene with John Travolta in the now cult classic film.
After filming the scene, Newton-John took the outfit home with her. Since its on-screen debut, John has only brought the costume out once for an appearance on Oprah’s talk show in 2011.
Now, after holding on to the costume for more than 30 years, Newton-John will auction the outfit off to benefit a new wellness facility that will facilitate cancer patients at the Austin Hospital in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Along with the outfit, she will be publishing a cookbook, “Livewise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life”, to raise money for the new wellness center.
The wellness center, which has taken nearly 10 years to complete, will offer patients and their families access to yoga and cooking classes, massage therapy, acupuncture and and other activities. Newton-John is a breast cancer survivor and has spent considerable time and effort raising awareness for healthy living and cancer prevention.
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