Grease

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1977. Two double weight photographs from the 1977 film. With the stamp of photograph Alan Pappe to the versos. Struck by Pappe circa 1990s, from his archive.

Pappe worked as a film still and press photographer for 30 years, photographing a who's who of film and music stars, including iconic images of Sharon Tate, Jimi Hendrix, and Liza Minnelli, as well as album cover for the "Grease" soundtrack album, and the interior images of Jefferson Airplane's "After Bathing at Baxter's." His 1972 "Time" magazine cover photograph of Minnelli in "Cabaret" is part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

Based on the 1971 Broadway musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, about the opposites-attract high school romance between a local bad boy and good girl exchange student in the late 1950s. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Hopelessly Devoted to You." Followed by a 1982 gender swapped sequel with an almost entirely new cast.

8 x 10 inches, with wide margins. Light soil to the recto of one photograph, else Near Fine.

Hirschhorn, "The Hollywood Musical."


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