Property From The Collection Of Olivia Newton-John
JULIEN'S AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN AUCTION EVENT TAKING PLACE IN BEVERLY HILLS AND LIVE ONLINE AT JULIEN'S LIVE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND.
Property From The Collection of Olivia Newton-John honors one of the most celebrated and beloved pop culture icons of all time. The collection includes over 500 of the most iconic film and television worn costumes, ensembles, gowns, personal items and accessories... all owned and used by the four-time Grammy award-winning singer and Hollywood film star and one of the best-selling musical artists of all time who has sold 100 million records worldwide.
The event will headline Julien’s Auctions’ Icons & Idols two-day music extravaganza taking place Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2019.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, Newton-John has been a staunch advocate for health awareness which inspired her to help create and become the Founding Champion of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. A portion of the auction proceeds will go towards the ONJ Cancer Centre, a cutting edge facility that provides a comprehensive range of services for cancer treatment, education, training and research including a wellness centre to support the mind, body and spirit (ONJCancerCentre.org).
In 1978, Newton-John became an international movie star and a pop culture icon when she co-starred opposite John Travolta in the high school musical film, Grease (Paramount, 1978).
One of the highly anticipated moments of the auction will be the sale of one of film’s most iconic costumes - Newton-John’s black leather jacket and skin tight pants from Grease. Other items from Grease include Newton-John’s original script from the film, a Grease ten times platinum award, her custom made 1950s inspired petal pink point d'esprit lace gown worn to the 1978 premiere of Grease at The Mann's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, and more.
Newton-John’s music and image transformed as a provocative pop diva with the 1978 release of her Top 10 album, Totally Hot, which produced the Top 10 singles, “A Little More Love” and “Deeper Than the Night.”
In her next film, the cult classic musical Xanadu (Universal, 1980), she co-starred with the legendary Gene Kelly, which produced another successful soundtrack that went double platinum and produced three hit singles for Newton-John, her No. 1 Pop hit single “Magic,” “Suddenly” with Cliff Richard and the title track with the Electric Light Orchestra.
Costume items from her cult-classic film, Xanadu, are featured including her custom-made cream thigh high suede western boots and a pair of Missoni colorful knit harem pants worn by Newton-John while singing the title song in the film.
In 1981, Newton-John released her most successful studio album, the double platinum Physical. The monster title track set the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 and ranked as the biggest song of the 1980s. She broke ground by being the first artist to record a video album for Physical, featuring videos of the album’s tracks which earned her fourth Grammy award and continued to dominate in the decade with some of her greatest hits including “Heart Attack,” “Make a Move on Me,” “Landslide” and “Twist of Fate.”
Two of her “Physical" wardrobe pieces make an appearance consisting of a white ribbed velvet and gold lamé long top and a pair of short shorts worn by the singer on the October 2, 1981 episode of The Merv Griffin Show and her custom made silk satin bodice worn on the cover of the 1982 “Physical" tour book.
Other highlights include her custom made silk beaded chiffon gown and spandex cat suit worn at the 50th Annual Academy Awards in 1978, a white chiffon gown worn by Newton-John while performing a medley of songs with Andy Gibb and ABBA on her ABC 1978 television special, Olivia, her 1978 "Totally Hot World Tour" pink chiffon bodice, her custom denim bell bottom jeans worn on her 1975 appearance on The Midnight Special, and more.
A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.
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