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Monday, December 29, 2008

Recently my favorite blog muse Chloé (of the world famous ChloéVanParis blog) posted the ‘beauty school dropout’ scene from Grease, so after watching it (I hadn’t seen it in years!) I had the film on my mind.

Then last night when I went to return a sweater at a local shopping center I saw this…

A Rizzo (Pink Lady) Barbie!

She only slightly resembles Rizzo, but I still love the idea behind it. Isn’t it great that Barbie took the most controversial of the Pink Ladies and made her a doll? We can’t all be Sandra Dee's? I’m trying really hard to be an adult lately so I resisted all my impulses to buy it, but well, deciding to not buy Barbie’s is a decision every person needs to make on their own, so if you don’t agree and you feel you must have a Rizzo doll of your own you can find tons on eBay (I started a search for you *here*).

And in commemoration is her solo that was cut from the original 1978 film but later added to the 1998 re-release, not the most famous of songs in the film but I still like it...


A spoonful of mint said...

It was on tv last new years eve. I hadn't seen it for years either. And I would probably have bought that doll...

Mary-Laure said...

Would you believe I actually never saw it?
Which is strange because I love musicals.

Gabbi said...

~I have a Wonder Woman Barbie that I bought about 12 years ago and I fear that one more would be too much... :) I need to see the whole film again now too, thank you Mint!

~You have to rent it now dear Mary-Laure :) it comes doubly recommended after all?

Solange said...

ah, didn't see Grease in years... mm....maybe time to see it again.
enjoy the days and I will be back soon to visit you Ms Gabbi!

Solange :-)

Anonymous said...

that's funny. but it is a classic.. and who didn't dream of being a pink lady.

Sam said...

Ahhh! Grease! I don't know how many times I watched this movie as a little girl!! It was mine and my best friend's favourite movie! Looking at it recently - we totally didn't "get" all the naughty innuendos but just adored the romantic story and songs - John Travolta was our dreamboat!! Thanks so much for the post! :)

Gabbi said...

~It is a good one :) Thank you Solange, hope you have a very Happy New Year!

~Those jackets were appealing weren't they dear Asherette? I even liked the 2nd part, did you ever see Grease 2? Wait, maybe I shouldn't be writing that... :)

~Me too Sam! :) That happened with Three's Company also, did you watch that show growing up? I didn't realize how dirty it was till a few years ago when I was watching some reruns. John was gorgeous huh? The eyes and the dimples and the cocky smile...hehe

michiko said...

I absolutely loved Grease as a little girl....and she is my favorite character in the film. Thanks for this post!

Francesca Righi said...

Hi Gabbi!!!
There is a post about it on my blog!
Could you please email me your address so I can send you the little things! :))
my email is on my blog!
hope to hear from you sooooon!

Gabbi said...

~Thank you and Happy New Year dear Michiko! Yeah she was pretty cool, I think when I was little I liked Sandy because she fit the cute blonde mold, but as I got older I liked Rizzo for being the gutsy bad girl :)

~That's incredibly awesome dear Francesca, thank you!! :) You've started off my New Year with a bang, can't wait! I'm emailing you now...xoxo


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