About the film
Olivia Newton-John : Hollywood Nights
Release Date: April 13, 1980
|Slogan||:||«Olivia Newton-John's music is showcased in a 1-hour television special.»|
|Genres||:||Music, TV Movie|
|Production Companies||:||ABC Productions|
|Writers||:||Julie Brown, Charlie Coffey, Alan Thicke, Don Segall|
In this variety special, Olivia shares the evening with Andy Gibb, Elton John, Ted Knight, Gene Kelly and Toni Tennille. The special included songs from Grease and the Totally Hot album as well as some other artists' covers : the Eagles, Bob Seger, Elton John and Buddy Holly. Olivia also performed a parody of the jazz/blues classic Makin' Whoopee with Gene Kelly, changing the lyrics to Makin' Movies and dealing with Olivia's dream of producing a musical. The show was aired internationally and did very well in the ratings, as did her two previous US television specials on the same network. It is to be noted that Tina Turner's appearance on Olivia's special helped her sign a contract with then Olivia's manager Roger Davies, who ultimately helped her to go back into the spotlight.