Olivia Newton-John's Grease outfit sells for more than $400,000

It was the one they all wanted – the black leather jacket and high-waisted skin-tight pants worn by Olivia Newton-John in the finale of Grease electrified a Beverly Hills auction, selling for $405,700 (Dh1.4 million). Now part of Hollywood history, the iconic musical comedy starring Newton-John and John Travolta still arouses passions more than 40 years after it first appeared in movie theaters. Newton-John donned the outfit to sing You're the One that I Want with Travolta. The final price paid last week was twice the pre-sale estimate. Released in 1978, the most successful movie musical ever tells the high school love story of Sandy (Newton-John) and Danny (Travolta), set in the 1950s. A poster signed by Travolta, Newton-John and other members of the cast that had carried a $1,000 pre-auction estimate sold for $64,000. Part of the proceeds from the sale of items from the actress' collection will go to fund the Olivia Newton-John center for cancer research.