Olivia Newton-John's Grease jacket and trousers sell for over £300k

The jacket and trousers, right, sold for £313,000

Monday, November 4, 2019

The tight black trousers and leather jacket sported by Olivia Newton-John in Grease have sold for more than £300,000 at auction.

The outfit was worn by Ms Newton-John's character Sandy during the 1978 musical's final number of You're The One That I Want.

The jacket was sold to one buyer for 243,200 US dollars (£188,000) and the leather trousers went to another for 162,000 dollars (£125,000); a combined total of around £313,000.

Although the buyers of the trousers and jacket wish to remain anonymous, the jacket's new owner said they were "proud" to have an "incredible piece of pop culture history."

The jacket worn by Ms Newton-John sold for $243,200 (£188,000). Image: Paramount

The outfit was among 500 lots up for sale at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, with the proceeds set to go to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.

Other items that went under the hammer was a poster signed by Grease stars Ms Newton-John, John Travolta and other cast members, which sold for 64,000 US dollars (nearly £50,000), and a Pink Ladies jacket, which fetched 50,000 US dollars (£38,000), 25 times its estimate.

A pink gown Ms Newton-John wore to the premiere of Grease sold for three times the estimate at 18,750 US dollars (£14,500).

The actress, now 71, is currently undergoing treatment for stage four breast cancer.

The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre - based in Australia - offers treatment for cancer as well as carrying out research and clinical trials.

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