The leather jacket worn by Olivia Newton-John in "Grease" (R) and her Pink Ladies jacket were sold at auction in Beverly Hills Photo: AFP/File
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Newton-John's 'Grease' outfit sells for more than $400,000

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By TIMOTHY A. CLARY

It was the one they all wanted -- the black leather jacket and high-waisted skin-tight pants worn by Olivia Newton-John in the finale of "Grease" electrified a Beverly Hills auction, selling for $405,700.

Now part of Hollywood history, the iconic musical comedy starring Newton-John and John Travolta still arouses passions more than 40 years after it first appeared in movie theaters.

Newton-John donned the outfit to sing "You're the One that I Want" with Travolta, her transformation into a sexy greaser girl complete.

The final price paid Saturday night was twice the pre-sale estimate, according to Julien's Auctions.

Released in 1978, the most successful movie musical ever tells the high school love story of Sandy (Newton-John) and Danny (Travolta), set in the 1950s.

A poster signed by Travolta, Newton-John and other members of the cast that had carried a $1,000 pre-auction estimate sold for $64,000.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of items from the actress' collection will go to fund the Olivia Newton-John center for cancer research.

The actress was diagnosed with cancer for a third time in 2018.

HBO recently announced plans for a series inspired by "Grease," which will revisit certain songs and characters from the film.

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Just hope she washed all the oil off it.

Just saying, have been pretty greasy.

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Yuck!

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$405,700. + about 21% commission on top of the hammer price! $490.897 I hope it goes some way to finding a cure for all cancers. its took 1 of my friends dads this week, and another lady 6 doors away from me will be leaving 6 children behind before this Christmas. and a lady opposite me had a double mastectomy 4 years ago.

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