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Grease Day USA (1978)

The star-studded premiere party for "Grease," featuring numerous unrelated musical performances.

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Glen Swanson
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Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Travolta ... Himself
Olivia Newton-John ... Herself
Debby Boone ... Herself
Elayne Boosler ... Herself
John Byner ... Himself
Allan Carr ... Himself
Chevy Chase ... Himself
Linda Clifford ... Herself - Performer
Alice Cooper ... Himself
Yvonne Elliman ... Herself
Jodie Foster ... Herself
Leif Garrett ... Himself
Andy Gibb ... Himself - Performer
Dody Goodman ... Herself
Robert Hegyes ... Himself
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This was a televised version of the "Grease" premiere party at the Graumann's Chinese Theater. This special featured all the major stars of the movies, musical clips from the movie, fabulous 70's stars arriving (Chevy Chase, Penny Marshall, Leif Garrett, et al), interviews and a live musical performance from Frankie Valli ("Grease"). This special also featured two musical performances NOT from the movie - Andy Gibb & The Spinners. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1978 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was televised on VH1 in 2002 for the 20th anniversary & re-release of Grease (1978). The re-broadcast in 2002 featured a new intro and close from Olivia Newton-John. See more »

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References Grease (1978) See more »

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Spinners??
27 January 2007 | by tvarchivesSee all my reviews

I swear the O'Jays performed on this special instead of the Spinners. I do not recall hearing any Spinners tunes only O'Jays songs. For example one of the songs the O'Jays did was their classic hit "She Used to Be My Girl". Nope, no Spinners to my knowledge.

Frankie Valli completed his comeback by singing the title track GREASE to open the show.

Nice to see some of the cast of Kotter arrive to support John Travolta at this premiere.

Also this special aired originally for one hour, not 30 minutes.

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