True Stories from the Set of Your Favorite Hollywood Musical: Grease

The slicked-back hair, the leather jackets, muscle cars, and summer romance – Grease is by far one of the most iconic musicals of all time. The 1978 movie about a musical throwback to the ’50s beat out the classic film ‘Wizard of Oz’ as the highest-grossing American movie musical of the 20th century. From high school auditoriums to local theaters to Broadway, this musical hit the stages and finally landed on set in Hollywood.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta are sitting in the front of their car in Grease, 1978.

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But underneath the universally-adored exterior – the fantasy land where the bad boy gets the good girl – are backstage stories. The word from behind the scenes of Grease paint a different, less wholesome picture. Come along on a (less) musical journey to see what it was like making and faking the story of Grease. And later on, we take a look at the cast and what they’re up to today.

These are all the fun facts about Grease!