Tell Me More, All Your Grease FAQs Answered

Grease FAQs Answered

Summer loving have you a blast? Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson's summer love in Grease is one of the most memorable musical love stories to come out of the '70s. Being part of the Pink Ladies was a girl’s dream. While many boys raced cars pretending they were part of the greaser T-Birds. Still today they are among the most popular Halloween costumes. Its success both critically and commercially even spawned a sequel in 1982. For those less familiar with the movie you likely have questions about it. That’s why we’ve put together a list of top asked questions with their answers.

Where was the 1978 movie Grease filmed?

There are a variety of places used during filming. Huntington Park High School was used for Rydell’s interior scenes like the high school dance. Venice High School was used for the outdoor sports shots. Paramount studio was used for Frosty Palace and some of the musical numbers. The final carnival was filmed at John Marshal High School.

What time period was the movie Grease set in?

The movie starts in the summer of 1958 with Danny and Sandy meeting on the beach. It continues through the entire school year and ends with the school year end carnival.

What were the Pink Ladies in Grease?

They are a group of girls consisting of Rizzo, Frenchy, Jan and Marty. They each date a member of the T-birds and hang out at Frosty Palace.

What are the names of the Pink Ladies?

  • Betty Rizzo (Rizzo)
  • Francesca Alicia Facciano (Frenchy)
  • Marty Maraschino
  • Jan
  • Sandy Olsson

Who played the Pink Ladies in Grease?

  • Betty Rizzo (Rizzo) played by Stockard Channing
  • Francesca Alicia Facciano (Frenchy) is played by Didi Conn
  • Marty Maraschino is played by Dinah Manoff
  • Jan played by Jamie Donnelly

Is Sandy part of the Pink Ladies?

Sandy doesn’t become part of the Pink Ladies officially because Rizzo thinks Sandy is “too pure to be pink”. By the end of the movie though she is accepted as a female greaser.

Does John Travolta sing in the movie Grease?

Yes, he sang all his own parts. He wasn't originally supposed to be the one who sang "Greased Lightnin" but used his clout to have it changed to his character instead of Kenickie.

What are the names of the T-Birds?

  • Danny Zuko
  • Kenickie Murdoch
  • Sonny
  • Doody

Who played the T-Birds in Grease?

  • Danny Zuko played by John Travolta
  • Kenickie Murdoch played by Jeff Conaway
  • Sonny played by Michael Tucci
  • Doody played by Anthony DelFuego

Did we answer all your questions? If you haven’t seen the movie yet, does this make you want to? For those that like musicals, especially those with high school groupies we highly recommend you watch this one if you haven’t.

Molly Schwichtenberg
Molly Schwichtenberg

Molly is the Marketing Manager and writer for

While her icon shows her dressed as Wonder Woman, her true Halloween costume goal is to dress as a member of the Barden Bellas. (Oh, and singing like she’s in Pitch Pefect wouldn’t be so bad, either.) You can find her at Twitter @mollyhalloween1 or on LinkedIn @mschwichtenberg.

Comments Monster