It’s hard to believe it’s been 40 years since the film adaptation of musical Grease first rolled into cinemas.
For four decades, the teens of Rydell High including Danny Zuko, Sandy Olsson, Kenickie, Rizzo and the rest of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds have been captivating generations with their funky dance moves, sassy attitudes and catchy songs.
Of course, the film made actors John Travolta and Australia’s Olivia Newton-John household names, catapulting them to superstardom.
With a catchy soundtrack including songs such as ‘Summer Nights’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’, ‘You’re the One That I Want’ and ‘Greased Lightnin’, the film remains one of the world’s most beloved motion pictures.
As movie theatres across the globe get ready to play the film to mark the very special 40th anniversary, John, Olivia and other cast members have reunited in Beverly Hills to celebrate the magic of the film. And it looks like the lead stars are still close after all these years.
The pair were seen cuddling, dancing and having fun catching up on the red carpet at the Samuel Goldwyn theatre in Los Angeles.
Paying tribute to her character Sandy, who became a Pink Lady at the end of the film, Olivia opted for a stunning pink number for the screening. The 69-year-old wore a gorgeous and sparkly pink top matched with a smart pink blazer.
Proving she’s as stylish as ever, the singer wore a trendy pair of white slacks for the event and topped off the look with a futuristic pair of pink shoes, complete with diamonds.
The star wore her luscious blonde locks down for the screening and opted for a pair of earrings and a necklace. Meanwhile, John also paid tribute to his bad-boy character Danny and wore a black suit jacket, sweater and a smart pair of blue jeans.
Didi Conn, who played Frenchie in the film, opted for a black number complete with a cute black and pink scarf. Unlike her character, her hair was not pink for the outing, with Didi instead opting for a more appropriate brunette style. Barry Pearl, who played Doody, wore a grey suit to the event.
The film’s director Randal Kleiser was also in attendance, but cast members including Jamie Donnelly (Jan), Stockard Channing (Rizzo) and Dinah Manoff (Marty) weren’t there.
Sadly, Jeff Conaway, who played Kenickie, passed away in 2011.