“Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion, and Grease is the way we are feeling.”
On June 16th, 1978, the motion picture Grease first hit theaters. Is it hyperbole to say that pop culture has never been the same since?
The hit screen rendition of the Broadway musical takes an affectionate (and very 1970s) look at ’50s teen life. Can greaser gang leader Danny Zuko (John Travolta) and Australian good girl Sandy Olsson (Olivia Newton-John) continue their summertime romance when Sandy shows up at Rydell High for the start of the school year? With Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Eve Arden, and Frankie Avalon. Songs include “Greased Lightning,” “Summer Nights,” “You’re the One That I Want,” and the title track.
The film’s stars, great songs, and non-stop fun are just some of the reasons that the film has stood the test of time. To celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary, MovieFanFare will be hosting Grease Week from June 10th to the 17th. All week long we will showcase special posts focusing on the film’s production alongside of our regular content. We think you’ll find it to be a perfect way to illustrate why the movie is the one that audiences have wanted for four decades! Whether you are a T-Bird or a Pink Lady, there’s going to be plenty of Grease fun for everyone!