It went way over the estimated price!
This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.
- A few months ago, the announcement came out that Olivia Newton-John would be putting a number of outfits up for auction.
- These outfits include the leather Grease costume and some of her touring outfits.
- The Grease outfit sold for $405,700. All proceeds for her clothing items are going towards her wellness center.
A few months ago, we reported that Olivia Newton-John was auctioning off her Grease outfit (the iconic black leather one at the end of the film). The outfit has finally been sold at auction for $405,700. They recently sold at a Beverly Hills auction and for more than double the price expected! Other items in the auction included some of Newton-John’s tour costume pieces.
The items were put up for auction at Julien’s Auctions to help raise money for Newton-John’s treatment center in Australia. If you remember correctly, you can imagine the scene in your head when Newton-John wore this gorgeous outfit during the song “You’re The One That I Want” with John Travolta.
Recognize part of the iconic Grease outfit?
The auction actually raised $2.4 million in total. Reports indicate that any items coming from the 1978 musical film were sold for way over the anticipated amount. For example, a Grease poster signed by Newton-John, Travolta, and other cast members sold for $64,000, when it had been estimated as at $1,000. Moreover, a custom Pink Ladies jacket given to Newton-John by the cast and crew went for $50,000. This was 25 times its original estimate!
The 71-year-old actress has battled cancer three times now and was first diagnosed in 1992. After her first bout with cancer, she opened up the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne. The center aims to support not only physical healing, but also mental healing.
All of the proceeds from the auctioned off items on Newton-John’s behalf will be going towards the wellness center. Take a look at the video below to watch Olivia Newton-John talk about her iconic Grease outfits and more, plus the auction and her wellness center!