33 Facts About "Grease" That Might Just Blow Your Mind (2022)

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1. Grease started off as a musical in 1971. It was created by an advertising copywriter named Jim Jacobs and a high school art teacher named Warren Casey. It was adapted into a film in 1978. 2. The title, Grease, was a way for the creators to pay homage to the 1950s and the era's "greasy hair, greasy engines, and greasy food." 3. Happy Days star Henry Winkler was originally offered the role of Danny Zuko, but he turned it down out of fear of being typecast. 4. Randal Kleiser, the film's director, had several people in mind for the role of Sandy Olsson including Carrie Fisher, Susan Dey, Deborah Raffin, and Marie Osmond. Marie was the frontrunner until she objected to Sandy's "good girl to bad girl" transformation. 5. Elvis Presley was initially offered the role of Teen Angel, but it was ultimately given to Frankie Avalon. 6. The song "Beauty School Dropout" got its name after the writers for Grease saw a news report about a teenager who dropped out of beauty school and became a murderer. 7. For the movie, a lyric from "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" was changed to something a little more sexual: "Elvis, Elvis, let me be! Keep that pelvis far from me!" Coincidentally, Elvis Presley died the same day the scene was filmed, August 16, 1977. 8. While filming, everyone in the primary cast was actually too old to be in high school. Director Randal Kleiser administered a "crow's-feet test" around their eyes to make sure they could pass for teens. 9. Lucille Ball's daughter Lucie Arnaz was originally up for the role of Rizzo, but was later dropped from consideration after her mom told producers this: “I used to own that studio; my daughter’s not doing a screen test!” 10. Instead of using makeup, Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) insisted on really giving Stockard Channing (Rizzo) real hickeys and he did! Remember, "A hickey from Kenickie is like a Hallmark card." 11. Dina Manoff (Marty) was not a good dancer at all, so they made sure to exclude her character from all of the dance numbers. 12. "Greased Lightning" was originally supposed to be Jeff Conaway's (Kenickie) song, like it is in the musical, but John Travolta (Danny) insisted he sing it. This caused a bit of tension on set. 13. Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) injured his back while filming "Greased Lightning." Fellow cast members accidentally dropped him while dancing on top of a car. The injury eventually ignited his pain killer addiction, which led to his untimely death in 2011. 14. The scene where John Travolta (Danny) pulls out Saran wrap during the "Greased Lightning" number is actually a sexual reference to condoms. 15. The "Sandy" number would've ended differently if it were up to John Travolta (Danny). Instead of the hot dog jumping in the bun, Travolta wanted a close-up. 16. Production was halted during the drag-racing scene, due to cast members becoming mildly ill due to the filthy water in the LA River. Director Randal Kleiser even caught a foot infection because of it. 17. John Travolta (Danny) was still grieving the loss of his love Diana Hyland, who died from breast cancer in his arms. He called the film director at all hours of the night to talk. 18. Olivia Newton-John was extremely hesitant about making her transition from "good girl" Sandy to "leather and Spandex" wearing Sandy. John Travolta (Danny) actually had to talk her into it. 19. Speaking of Spandex, Olivia Newton-John's pants were so tight when filming "You're the One That I Want," that she had to be ripped out of them and sewn into them. 20. It actually only took one day to film "You're the One That I Want" and the end scene. There was also a real traveling circus there. 21. And the iconic dance contest took an entire week to film. It was shot in Huntington Park High School in Los Angeles. Temperatures reached a scorching 116 degrees during filming, which caused several extras to get mildly ill. 22. Porn star Harry Reems was originally considered for the role of Coach Calhoun, but producers thought it might hurt the film's success. They ultimately replaced hime with Sid Caesar. 23. Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) had a big crush on Olivia Newton-John (Sandy) and was really nervous around her on set. Oddly enough, he ended up marrying her sister, Rona Newton-John. 24. In the original stage production of the show, Sandy's last name was actually Dumbrowski and was of Polish-American decent. They eventually decided to change it for the film to match her Australian background. 25. "Hopelessly Devoted to You" was written AFTER they finished filming the movie. Olivia Newton-John's ballad was the only Grease song nominated for a 1979 Oscar. It was up for Best Original Song but lost to Donna Summer's "Last Dance." 26. Annette Charles (Cha Cha DiGregorio) suffered an ectopic pregnancy while filming Grease. After filming the drag-racing scene, she was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. 27. Coca-Cola initially had a product-placement deal with the film producers, but after negotiations went south, they were forced to obscure all references to the beverage in post-production. 28. Believe it or not, the word "grease" is never said in the film, only "greased." 29. John Travolta's sister, Ellen Travolta, plays a diner waitress in the film. She had one line: "Oh, there’s Danny and Sandy,” which was said while watching the dance contest on TV. 30. Rydell High takes place at three different LA high schools. The building's exterior is Venice High School, the interior is Huntington Park High School, and the field is John Marshall High School. 31. John Travolta (Danny) kept messing up a line so much, they decided to just keep it in the movie. He says "heap lap trials" instead of "heat lap trials." 32. One of the original adaptation ideas was to make Grease an animated movie. It ultimately became a live-action film, so they decided to just make the opening credits animated instead. 33. Grease became the highest grossing film in 1978. Its soundtrack was the second best–selling album of the year, behind Saturday Night Fever, which also starred John Travolta. TV and Movies FAQs Videos

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    1. Grease started off as a musical in 1971. It was created by an advertising copywriter named Jim Jacobs and a high school art teacher named Warren Casey. It was adapted into a film in 1978.

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    2. The title, Grease, was a way for the creators to pay homage to the 1950s and the era's "greasy hair, greasy engines, and greasy food."

    33 Facts About "Grease" That Might Just Blow Your Mind (3)

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    3. Happy Days star Henry Winkler was originally offered the role of Danny Zuko, but he turned it down out of fear of being typecast.

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    4. Randal Kleiser, the film's director, had several people in mind for the role of Sandy Olsson including Carrie Fisher, Susan Dey, Deborah Raffin, and Marie Osmond. Marie was the frontrunner until she objected to Sandy's "good girl to bad girl" transformation.

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    5. Elvis Presley was initially offered the role of Teen Angel, but it was ultimately given to Frankie Avalon.

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    6. The song "Beauty School Dropout" got its name after the writers for Grease saw a news report about a teenager who dropped out of beauty school and became a murderer.

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    7. For the movie, a lyric from "Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee" was changed to something a little more sexual: "Elvis, Elvis, let me be! Keep that pelvis far from me!" Coincidentally, Elvis Presley died the same day the scene was filmed, August 16, 1977.

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    8. While filming, everyone in the primary cast was actually too old to be in high school. Director Randal Kleiser administered a "crow's-feet test" around their eyes to make sure they could pass for teens.

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    * John Travolta (Danny Zuko) was 23.

    * Olivia Newton-John (Sandy Olsson) was 29.

    * Stockard Channing (Betty Rizzo) was 33.

    * Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) was 26.

    * Didi Conn (Frenchy) was 25.

    * Barry Pearl (Doody) was 27.

    * Jamie Donnelly (Jan) was 30.

    * Michael Tucci (Sonny LaTierri) was 31.

    * Dina Manoff (Marty Maraschino) was 19.

    * Kelly Ward (Putzie) was 19.

    9. Lucille Ball's daughter Lucie Arnaz was originally up for the role of Rizzo, but was later dropped from consideration after her mom told producers this: “I used to own that studio; my daughter’s not doing a screen test!”

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    It turns out Lucille Ball owned DesiLu Productions, which was bought by Paramount.

    10. Instead of using makeup, Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) insisted on really giving Stockard Channing (Rizzo) real hickeys and he did! Remember, "A hickey from Kenickie is like a Hallmark card."

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    11. Dina Manoff (Marty) was not a good dancer at all, so they made sure to exclude her character from all of the dance numbers.

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    12. "Greased Lightning" was originally supposed to be Jeff Conaway's (Kenickie) song, like it is in the musical, but John Travolta (Danny) insisted he sing it. This caused a bit of tension on set.

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    "I have to be completely honest with you,” Travolta said. “I wanted the number. And because I had clout, I could get the number.”

    13. Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) injured his back while filming "Greased Lightning." Fellow cast members accidentally dropped him while dancing on top of a car. The injury eventually ignited his pain killer addiction, which led to his untimely death in 2011.

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    14. The scene where John Travolta (Danny) pulls out Saran wrap during the "Greased Lightning" number is actually a sexual reference to condoms.

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    15. The "Sandy" number would've ended differently if it were up to John Travolta (Danny). Instead of the hot dog jumping in the bun, Travolta wanted a close-up.

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    "He wanted a close-up on him,” Randal Kleiser said. “But that hot dog was fantastic. I didn’t want to shoot the close-up because I loved the hot dog. That was a battle, but I won.”

    16. Production was halted during the drag-racing scene, due to cast members becoming mildly ill due to the filthy water in the LA River. Director Randal Kleiser even caught a foot infection because of it.

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    John Travolta reportedly administered a Scientology "touch assist" on Randal Kleiser's foot.

    "I was lying there with this fever and he’s poking me and poking me and poking me," Kleiser said. "I’m like, ‘Yes, I feel it.’ ‘Thank you.’ Then he left. The next day I was better, and of course he claimed it was because of the touch assist.”

    17. John Travolta (Danny) was still grieving the loss of his love Diana Hyland, who died from breast cancer in his arms. He called the film director at all hours of the night to talk.

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    18. Olivia Newton-John was extremely hesitant about making her transition from "good girl" Sandy to "leather and Spandex" wearing Sandy. John Travolta (Danny) actually had to talk her into it.

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    "That was such a stretch, and something I was really worried about,” Newton-John said. “But when it happened, it was just this amazing feeling. It was very freeing. Not just for Sandy, but for me as well. Because I was always the girl next door."

    19. Speaking of Spandex, Olivia Newton-John's pants were so tight when filming "You're the One That I Want," that she had to be ripped out of them and sewn into them.

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    20. It actually only took one day to film "You're the One That I Want" and the end scene. There was also a real traveling circus there.

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    21. And the iconic dance contest took an entire week to film. It was shot in Huntington Park High School in Los Angeles. Temperatures reached a scorching 116 degrees during filming, which caused several extras to get mildly ill.

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    22. Porn star Harry Reems was originally considered for the role of Coach Calhoun, but producers thought it might hurt the film's success. They ultimately replaced hime with Sid Caesar.

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    23. Jeff Conaway (Kenickie) had a big crush on Olivia Newton-John (Sandy) and was really nervous around her on set. Oddly enough, he ended up marrying her sister, Rona Newton-John.

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    24. In the original stage production of the show, Sandy's last name was actually Dumbrowski and was of Polish-American decent. They eventually decided to change it for the film to match her Australian background.

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    25. "Hopelessly Devoted to You" was written AFTER they finished filming the movie. Olivia Newton-John's ballad was the only Grease song nominated for a 1979 Oscar. It was up for Best Original Song but lost to Donna Summer's "Last Dance."

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    26. Annette Charles (Cha Cha DiGregorio) suffered an ectopic pregnancy while filming Grease. After filming the drag-racing scene, she was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery.

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    27. Coca-Cola initially had a product-placement deal with the film producers, but after negotiations went south, they were forced to obscure all references to the beverage in post-production.

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    28. Believe it or not, the word "grease" is never said in the film, only "greased."

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    29. John Travolta's sister, Ellen Travolta, plays a diner waitress in the film. She had one line: "Oh, there’s Danny and Sandy,” which was said while watching the dance contest on TV.

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    She's the brunette closest to the television.

    30. Rydell High takes place at three different LA high schools. The building's exterior is Venice High School, the interior is Huntington Park High School, and the field is John Marshall High School.

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    31. John Travolta (Danny) kept messing up a line so much, they decided to just keep it in the movie. He says "heap lap trials" instead of "heat lap trials."

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    32. One of the original adaptation ideas was to make Grease an animated movie. It ultimately became a live-action film, so they decided to just make the opening credits animated instead.

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    33. Grease became the highest grossing film in 1978. Its soundtrack was the second best–selling album of the year, behind Saturday Night Fever, which also starred John Travolta.

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    What is the hidden meaning of Grease? ›

    Details! Anyway, according to the Internet theory, the entire “Grease” story is actually the result of Sandy really drowning, the film's plot a fever dream as she lay dying on the beach, fantasizing about a romance with “Danny,” the stranger on the beach trying and failing to save her life.

    What is the main message in Grease? ›

    Peer Pressure. The main theme of the movie also sets up the entire plot; Danny and Sandy met when none of their friends were around and fell in love; yet around their friends, they feel the weight of peer pressure to conform to the image that they have carefully cultivated.

    Why is Grease so important? ›

    A grease can help reduce friction, prevent wear, protect components from rust and corrosion, create an effective seal to prevent contamination, and resist oil leakage from the application. Greases are composed of a thickener, oil and additives.

    Why is it called Grease? ›

    The title "Grease" refers to the Greasers on whom this movie focuses; specifically the T-Birds, Danny (John Travolta), Kenickie (Jeff Conaway), Sonny (Michael Tucci), Doody (Barry Pearl), and Putzie (Kelly Ward), who all grease their hair. Greasers were a popular subculture and community in the 1950s.

    What is a famous line from Grease? ›

    1. “You're a fake and a phony and I wish I never laid eyes on you.

    What does 15 minutes mean in Grease? ›

    Sonny makes a joke that indicates that sex with him lasts 15 minutes. Sonny makes a sex joke. Paramount Pictures.

    What was Grease inspired by? ›

    Grease takes place in and around Rydell High, which was based in part on Radnor High School in Delaware County, as director Randal Kleiser told the Inquirer in 1998. A 1964 Radnor alum, Kleiser claimed that “a lot of the stuff we put in Grease is sort of based” on the school.

    Was Grease in the 50s? ›

    Though set in the late 1950s, the movie "Grease" is a '70s experience at heart, recognizable as such from the opening strains of its radio-friendly disco theme song written by Barry Gibb and sung by Frankie Valli.

    Why did Sandy change herself for Danny? ›

    Ultimately it's Sandy's decision in "You're The One That I Want" to break from her reputation and take what she wants. Completing Sandy's arc towards self-discovery by transforming her into a greaser girl represents her rebirth and her newfound confidence in her identity.

    What is grease made of? ›

    grease, thick, oily lubricant consisting of inedible lard, the rendered fat of waste animal parts, or a petroleum-derived or synthetic oil containing a thickening agent. White grease is made from inedible hog fat and has a low content of free fatty acids.

    Why do people like grease so much? ›

    Even today, Grease remains a cultural sensation that resonated with youth across the world. Everyone wanted John Travolta's swagger, men wanted their hair greased back in the style of the 70s, leather pants became the rage, the songs were young and fun, and love was the most popular emotion.

    What temp does grease melt? ›

    Guidelines for Grease Operating Temperatures
    ProductOptimum Operating Range
    SWEPCO 101 Moly Grease-30°F (-34°C) to 500°F (260°C) Non Melt
    SWEPCO 103 Moly High Impact Plus Grease-4°F (-20°C) to 350°F (177°C)
    SWEPCO 104 High Heat Grease-30°F (-34°C) to 500°F (260°C) Non Melt
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    How long did it take to make Grease? ›

    'Grease' had a modest budget.

    Trivia Time: Do you know how old Olivia Newton-John was when she was filming the movie? “Grease” was shot in just two months. It only had a budget of $6 million, which was small even by 1970s standards.

    Why is the picture blurred in Grease? ›

    Ever wonder why there's a weird blurred out poster in the scene where Sandy and Danny meet up at the Frosty Palace? It's because it was a Coca-Cola advertisement, and Paramount had made a deal with Pepsi for product placement in the film, and the Coke poster had to go.

    When was Grease made? ›

    Who turned down Sandy in Grease? ›

    As wide-eyed Sandy, Newton-John turned a messy role into an iconic performance. To revist this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories.

    What does the car fly at the end of Grease? ›

    And the happy duo flying their convertible into the clouds for the famous ending signified Sandy ultimately dying.

    What does Danny say to Sandy in Grease? ›

    Danny : That's my name, don't wear it out. Sandy : [singing] You better shape up, 'Cause I need a man, And my heart is set on you, You better shape up, You better understand, To my heart I must be true.

    Should kids watch Grease? ›

    The MPAA rated Grease PG-13 for sexual content including references, teen smoking and drinking, and language.

    What does Kenickie put in Patty's bag? ›

    Kenickie also pranked her many times in the film, such as putting a frog in her school bag in biology class. Patty somehow convinced Sandy to tryout for the cheerleading squad. They are then seen cheerleading at the pep rally.

    Why does Sandy take her shoes off? ›

    It may have been for entirely practical reasons. They had her sitting on a slope for the scene and those shoes have absolutely no grip on the bottom. Her feet probably kept slipping when she had the shoes on so she took them off for toe grip.

    What city was Grease set? ›

    While the original theatrical production of "Grease" was set in Chicago — the events of the musical were based on one of its writers' time at William Taft High School there (via BroadwayWorld) — the movie used a slightly different provenance.

    How old is Sandy in Grease? ›

    Sandy and Danny look closer to their supposed age, but still, one of the things most people don't know about Grease is that Olivia Newton-John turned 29 while playing the 17-year-old Sandy Olsson.

    What state was Grease set? ›

    It's California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High.

    What did the girls wear in Grease? ›

    Female Grease characters and costume ideas

    ​Sandy's carnival look​: Black shiny high-waisted leggings and an off-the-shoulder, form-fitting black blouse. Finish the Sandy costume by wearing a wide black belt to match. ​Rizzo's carnival look​: Pink short shorts and a short-sleeved red button-down blouse.

    Did Danny and Cha Cha date? ›

    Danny also had a relationship with Cha-Cha, as implied by the scene at the dance where they meet again and she greets him by saying, “How you doing, Zuko, baby?” She even stole him away from Sandy during the dance contest, just cause she was jealous and wanted to win the trophy.

    When did greasers start? ›

    Greasers are a youth subculture that emerged in the 1950s and early 1960s from predominantly working class and lower-class teenagers and young adults in the United States.

    Is Sandy a Pink Lady? ›

    Grease famously starred Olivia as Sandy, a new member of the Pink Ladies, a rebellious girl gang who dated their male counterparts, the T-Birds, of which Danny (Travolta) was their leader.

    Was Rizzo pregnant in Grease? ›

    At the end of the school year, a carnival is held; Rizzo is seen on a Ferris wheel, revealing to Kenickie that she isn't pregnant.

    What is Sandy's surname in Grease? ›

    Carr picked country-singer Olivia Newton-John for the part after sitting across from her at a dinner party. The Melbourne native couldn't do an American accent, so they rewrote the part and changed Sandy's last name from "Dumbrowski" to "Olsson."

    Is grease flammable? ›

    Bearing grease is combustible, not flammable. In other words, grease will burn when introduced to ambient temperatures, but it will not instantly burst into flame.

    Does grease contain water? ›

    The water contained within grease can exist in three phases: dissolved, emulsified, and free [14]. If water is either dissolved or emulsified into a grease, it can be considered absorbed.

    How many types of grease are there? ›

    All these seven types of grease can be referred to as multipurpose (MP) greases, extreme pressure (EP) greases, marine greases, heavy-duty greases, specialty greases, automotive greases, industry greases, and so on, depending on the unique properties of base oils, additives, and thickeners used in the process of ...

    How much did Grease cost? ›

    Grease only cost $6 million to make, but has taken in $400 million internationally to date, making it the highest-grossing movie musical of all time.

    Who created Grease? ›

    1. An advertising copywriter and a high school art teacher created "Grease": According to Vanity Fair, "Grease" was written by Jim Jacobs, an advertising copywriter, and Warren Casey, a high school art teacher, who met through an amateur theater group in Chicago in the sixties.

    Is Grease based on anything? ›

    Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1971 musical of the same name by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

    What starts a grease fire? ›

    A grease fire happens when your cooking oil becomes too hot. When heating, oils first start to boil, then they'll start smoking, and then they'll catch on fire. Most vegetable oils have a smoking point around 450°F, while animal fats like lard or goose fat will start smoking around 375°F.

    Does grease break down? ›

    Most materials, including lubricating greases, gradually deteriorate with time. For lubricating greases, the degree of deterioration depends a lot on the storage conditions. Under good storage conditions, the shelf life of a lubricating grease can be very long.

    What happens if you put water on a grease fire? ›

    What happens if you add water to a grease fire? Even a small amount of water dropped into a pan or deep fryer filled with burning oil will sink to the bottom, become superheated and erupt. According to the Scientific American, the reason oils do not mix with water is related to their properties.

    Where was Grease made? ›

    It became the highest-grossing musical film ever when it was released. Grease was shot in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Malibu, California, USA. Filming locations included John Marshall High School, Venice High School, Huntington Park High School, and Leo Carrillo State Beach.

    How old was Frenchy in Grease? ›

    Frenchy was played by Didi Conn, who was 26 while filming during the summer of 1977. Conn had appeared in multiple TV shows and movies before hitting it big with "Grease."

    Did John and Olivia ever date? ›

    Did Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta date in real life? Despite numerous rumours to the contrary – and some steamy pictures of the pair kissing at a party in 1978 (below) – there has been no romance between the two stars.

    Is Sandy dead at the end of Grease? ›

    The Ending (And "Goodbye Sandra Dee") Confirm Sandy Died

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    Is Sandy from Grease still alive? ›

    NEW YORK -- Olivia Newton-John, the Grammy-winning superstar who reigned on pop, country, adult contemporary and dance charts with such hits as “Physical” and “You're the One That I Want” and won countless hearts as everyone's favorite Sandy in the blockbuster film version of “Grease,” has died. She was 73.

    Did Danny and Sandy get married? ›

    'Grease' concluded with Danny and Sandy reuniting

    Danny and Sandy had previously met and fallen in love during summer vacation. But at the end of the trip, they split up, with Sandy returning to her native Australia.

    Was the movie Grease a dream? ›

    Anyway, according to the Internet theory, the entire “Grease” story is actually the result of Sandy really drowning, the film's plot a fever dream as she lay dying on the beach, fantasizing about a romance with “Danny,” the stranger on the beach trying and failing to save her life.

    Does Netflix have Grease? ›

    While you won't find Grease on Netflix, the film is currently streaming on several other streaming platforms! As of August 2022, fans with select subscriptions can view the movie on Hulu and Amazon Prime.

    How old is Grease the movie? ›

    The movie musical was released 40 years ago, on June 16, 1978.

    What does it mean to grease somebody? ›

    Give someone money in exchange for a favor; also, bribe someone.

    Why does the car fly at the end of grease? ›

    When Sandy and Danny take off at the end of the movie in their magical flying car, it's actually a metaphor for Sandy slowly rising to heaven.

    Why do they mention Annette in grease? ›

    The answer is actually much more interesting. "Annette" is Annette Joanne Funicello, a '50s movie starlet and one of the original members of the Mickey Mouse Club. Funicello was known for her curves, having played many "Hot Chick" roles in beach/surfer movies.

    What is the meaning of Grase? ›

    Acronym of generally regarded as safe and effective.

    How is grease formed? ›

    Greases of mineral or synthetic origin consist of a thickening agent dispersed in a liquid lubricant such as petroleum oil or a synthetic fluid. The thickening agent may be soap, an inorganic gel, or an organic substance. Other additives inhibit oxidation and corrosion, prevent wear, and change viscosity.

    What does greased it mean in flying? ›

    A "Greaser" is a landing where you lift the nose up a bit high, the rear wheels smoothly hit the runway and the nose gradually comes down.

    Is brazenness a word? ›

    Meaning of brazenness in English. behavior in which someone does something in a very obvious way, without trying to hide it: The brazenness of the theft shocked museum officials. She was shocked by the sheer brazenness of their behavior.

    Why is the picture blurred in Grease? ›

    Ever wonder why there's a weird blurred out poster in the scene where Sandy and Danny meet up at the Frosty Palace? It's because it was a Coca-Cola advertisement, and Paramount had made a deal with Pepsi for product placement in the film, and the Coke poster had to go.

    Are flying cars real 2022? ›

    We're now in 2022 and we haven't yet seen flying cars made available at the local dealership. However, that doesn't mean flying cars don't exist. According to Tracxn, at least 36 startups in the U.S. are already working to make flying cars a reality.

    What is the end of Grease? ›

    At the very end of Grease, Danny and Sandy get into his car and literally fly away into the sky. Even Family Guy can't figure out why, or if they'll ever come down. It's the biggest mystery since the identity of DB Cooper. We can easily talk about everything that leads up to that magic car(pet) ride, though.

    Is Sandy dead at the end of Grease? ›

    The Ending (And "Goodbye Sandra Dee") Confirm Sandy Died

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    What is Sandy's full name from Grease? ›

    Olivia Newton-John as Sandy Olsson.

    Why does Sandy take her shoes off? ›

    It may have been for entirely practical reasons. They had her sitting on a slope for the scene and those shoes have absolutely no grip on the bottom. Her feet probably kept slipping when she had the shoes on so she took them off for toe grip.

    Is Grease an object? ›

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