Newton-John posted a picture of the dynamic duo in their costumes — she was wearing her sock hop best and Travolta looked like he was ready to rejoin the greasers at any moment. After the film aired, Newton-John sang some of “Hopelessly Devoted To You” while Travolta sang “Sandy” and “Greased Lightning.”
Based on the fan reaction, the singalong was the perfect deployment of nostalgia.
Fans loved seeing Newton-John and Travolta reunited onstage, flooding their Instagram posts about the event with adoring comments and words of encouragement.
“Love you both! Grew up watching your movie I absolutely love”
“Both beautiful people much love.”
“This is hands down the best photo we got in 2019!”
“This makes me want to cry! I’m seeing you in a couple nights! My dream is going to come true to see my favorite lady.”
“It’s amazing to see you together again! This movie marked a generation and my adolescence. Love both of you!!!”
This is just the latest example that Grease mania isn’t slowing down. The leather jacket that Newton-John wore at the end of the film was recently auctioned off to raise money for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center in Australia. The jacket was purchased for a whopping $234,000 by a tech entrepreneur, who ended up giving the jacket back to Newton-John, saying:
“The odds of beating a recurring cancer using the newest emerging therapies is a thousand-fold greater than someone appearing out of the blue, buying your most famous and cherished icon, and returning it to you, which is what I’m going to do right now. [The jacket] should not sit in a billionaire’s closet for country club bragging rights.”
“”I don’t discuss prognosis, because if they give you a percentage or ‘this many women get this and live this long,’ you can create that and make it happen. It’s almost like — I think I know what the statistics are. And if, and, but I put them away. But I’m gonna live longer than that. I’ve made that decision. And I don’t buy into the statistics ‘cause I think they can make you really nervous.
“It’s a decision, how you choose to feel about something. So I’ve chosen that path. I’m happy. I’m lucky. I’m grateful. I have much to live for, and I intend to keep doing it.”