The man who bought Olivia Newton-John’s Grease jacket for $243,200 at auction has been given back to her. Newton-John wore the jacket in the final scene of Grease, when she and John Travolta perform “You’re the One That I Want” and “We Go Together.”
Newton-John sold the black leather jacket and other memorabilia at auction in November with part of the proceeds going to her cancer research center. The buyer, who wishes to remain anonymous, gifted it back to a “grateful” Newton-John.
The man said, “It should not sit in a billionaire’s closet for country-club bragging rights.”
The buyer was seen with his face blurred out in a video as he surprised the actor with the jacket.
He said, “The odds of beating a recurring cancer using the newest emerging therapies is a thousandfold greater than someone appearing out of the blue, buying your most famous and cherished icon, and returning it to you.”
A tearful Newton-John, 71, then said, “That is the most incredibly generous thing to do for me. I’m so grateful and I’m just blown away.”
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