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The skin-tight jeans, and a black leather jacket, Olivia Newton-John wore in 1978’s “Grease,” have been sold for $405,000 at auction for nearly double what they were expected to pick it up.
An unnamed buyer on a Saturday, paid $243,200 for the jacket and $162,500 for the pants, made famous by four-time Grammy Award-winning actress in the hit movie, “You’re the one that I Want” finale.
Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions, which hosted the event, told The Post last week that he expects the items will sell for $260,000 — much more than what the buyer paid for it by Newton-John’s leather jacket and only that.
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“If you ask Olivia, she doesn’t believe that it’s going to be a million dollars,” Nolan said Wednesday in its eyes. “It’s so iconic, and I wouldn’t be surprised.”
“She had been wearing them for a couple of weeks ago, and they still fit,” he added.
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The slinky pants are actually pre-dated the film for nearly two decades. In an interview with Reuters last week, Newton-John said that the zipper on the pants, created in the mid-1950s, it was broken and she had to be sewn into them for the movie.
The sexy outfit, and was among 500 entries in the australian-born actress, now 71, will be auctioned to raise money for a breast cancer charity. Newton-John is currently in her third bout with the disease.
Also up for auction was Newton-John’s custom Pink Ladies jacket will be embroidered with the “Source” (the name of her character in the film, a signed “Vet” the script, and with her white cowboy boots in the 1980 flick “Xanadu.”
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“I’ve realized over the years, especially when you have all the stuff, the stuff that isn’t what’s important,” she told Reuters of her decision to auction off the items.
This article was originally published on Page Six.