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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

The smash-hit movie Grease was released June 16, 1978, starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing and Jeff Conaway as the coolest high schoolers in history.

The film was based on the 1972 Broadway musical and went on to become the highest-grossing movie musical ever. Isn't it the most, to say the least?

Check out these fun Grease facts!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order."

HINT: (1906 - 1989), was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Originally, producers had the idea to make Grease an animated movie - they settled on a live-action film with animated opening credits instead.

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Henry Winkler was considered for the part of Danny but he turned it down because he didn't want to be typecast after starring on Happy Days.

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Dinah Manoff, who played Marty, couldn't dance, so she was conveniently missing from most of the dance scenes.

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"You're the One that I Want" was filmed at a traveling carnival that was only in town for the day. Portions of the carnival had to be re-created later for close-up shots.

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The producers had hoped for a product placement deal with Coke, but it fell through. There are several shots of Coca-Cola products and signs in the scenes taking place in the Frosty Palace that have been blurred out or digitally removed.

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The song "Greased Lighting" was originally supposed to be sung by Jeff Conaway, but John Travolta convinced producers to let him sing it instead.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order."

ANSWER: Samuel Beckett.

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