Olivia Newton-John arrived in Las Vegas wearing a pair of black leather pants like the ones she wore during the carnival scene in the hit film Grease. She starred along with John Travolta in the film that received the Best Motion Picture Award at the 1979 Golden Globes–36 years ago. Now she is ready to lay down some roots in Vegas for a while as she embarks on a 45 show residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.
In celebration of her arrival Olivia not only wore black leather pants, she also rode in the back of the same Ford Mercury Cadillac featured in the drag-racing scene in the film. Following her ride she was presented with a key to the city.
The singer and actress tweeted about how excited she was to be in Las Vegas and how thrilled she was to receive such a warm welcome.
— Olivia Newton-John (@olivianj) April 3, 2014
As far as those black leather leggings go, Olivia Newton-John told fans they weren’t the actual pair she wore in Grease. Back in 2012 she mentioned during an interview that the originals were tucked safely away in her closet and that she would likely one day auction them off and donate the proceeds to her cancer and wellness center.
“They were made in the ’50s and we made the movie in the late ’70s so they were already 25 years old when I wore them and the zipper broke so they had to sew me into them,” she explained.
That no doubt proved tedious when she had to use the restroom.
“That was a challenge,” she joked. “We took breaks and they had to unsew me.”
It would certainly be fun for fans if John Travolta would pay a visit to Las Vegas and join Olivia Newton-John during one or more of her shows at the Flamingo. Avid Grease fans would no doubt consider that to be a dream come true.
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