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memories of the ’80s – Xanadu

A romantic musical fantasy that was a combination of beach life, music, Greek mythology and roller skating, the film Xanadu was a sparkling fantasy that flopped at the box office. Directed by Robert Greenwald, the film starred Olivia Newton-John, Michael … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Grease

A successful theatre musical went from stage to big screen in the late ’70s, creating a whole new audience obsessed with the songs and characters of Grease. Created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey in 1971 in Chicago, the play … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Olivia Newton-John

This singer/actress became an icon in the 1970s with her pop/country music and blockbuster summer movies – Olivia Newton-John. Born in England, Newton-John and her family immigrated to Australia when she was six. By age 14 she formed her own … Continue reading

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