Original “Pink Lady” Didi Conn (“Frenchy”) Celebrates 40 Years Of “Grease”

I was very excited to try on “Frenchy’s” original jacket – stains and all!

 

This year “Grease” is 40 and 40 years on, “Grease” is still the word.

I was lucky enough to to catch up with the original Pink Lady and beauty school drop out, Didi Conn when she was in London, with thanks to Now TV, celebrating this milestone.

The interview took place in (a replica of) “Frenchy’s” bedroom. The room where the famous slumber party scene happened – “Are you making fun of me Riz?”

Didi posing with excited Irish/Australian journalists

Didi revealed what it was like to be “Pink” , how hot those summer nights really got and what happened after graduating from “Rydell High”.

She also shared what modern cinema can learn from the classic that is “Grease”.

You can listen to the interview below.

This is the scene that the replica was based on:

“Grease” is now available on streaming service NOW TV with a Sky Cinema Pass. NOW TV is an online streaming service which features the very best TV, movie and box set content, all without a contract. Signing up is easy, simply visit www.nowtv.com/ie and sign up for your 14-day free trial.

 

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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