ONE of the greatest icons of 70s cinematography – Olivia Newton-John – is to visit Newbridge later this month 22-23 July to launch an exhibition of her memorabilia at the aptly-named Museum of Style Icons.
The exhibition will be on display at Newbridge Silverware from 22 July until 18 August and will be the first stop on this exhibition tour, called Rock the Auction.
It will give Irish fans the first glimpse of some of Olivia’s most iconic film costumes and memorabilia from movies like Grease, Physical and Xanadu before moving to Los Angeles in the Autumn.
Here the auction will take place at Julien’s Auction Rooms in Beverly Hills on November 2 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre.
It is hard to convey in this wired world just how big of a thing she was in the two-channel world of 1978, but so big was the hold she had, had Andy Dufresne to spend another decade in Shawshank it is most likely he’d have made good his tunnel escape behind a poster of Ms Newton-John as the leather-clad Sandy from Grease.
“Her extraordinary career – that includes her starring role in Grease, one of the most successful Hollywood films and soundtracks of all time – and her recordings of some of the biggest pop singles of the 20th Century, makes her more than just a star but a pop culture phenomenon.” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions.
“Newbridge Silverware and the Museum of Style Icons, in partnership with Julien’s Auctions is honoured to present this pre-auction exhibition celebrating one of pop music’s greatest talents and treasured icons, Olivia Newton-John,” said a spokesperson.
The Museum of Style Icons at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is open seven days a week and admission is free. The museum also features garments and interesting artefacts from several Hollywood stars, musicians, and celebrities.
For more see www.visitnewbridgesilverware.com