Even though it premiered in the 1970s, Grease has become emblematic of 1950s America. When in the decade did Danny and Sandy's romance take place?

    Grease  is much loved today for its depiction of 1950s culture, but what year(s) exactly is the movie musical supposed to be set in? Based on the long-running stage musical, the 1978 film version of Grease follows the high school romance between John Travolta's Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton-John's Sandy Olsson . Benefiting from the success of Travolta's Saturday Night Fever, released the previous year, Grease has enjoyed consistent popularity, with audiences drawn in by the same accessibility that has made it a staple of high school and community theater.

    A number of the songs in Grease have become popular classics of both stage and screen musicals . "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'," and "You're the One That I Want" are a few of the best-known, even though the latter wasn't in the original stage production. Many of these, like the sardonic "Beauty School Dropout," are written and performed in a style reminiscent of '50s pop music, which, in addition to giving them a wider appeal than is typically afforded to show tunes, also serves to tie the film more closely to its setting.

    The movie begins with Danny and Sandy's initial romance in the summer of 1958, a date which can be inferred from the fact that the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies are members of the class of '59 at Rydell High School . The time frame of what follows this opening is unusually clear-cut: after the animated title sequence, the story starts in earnest with the characters' first day of their senior year of high school, follows them through the '58-'59 school year, and ends precisely on their last day of school.

    Despite its explicit connection to the 1950s, it's important to remember that even the original stage musical of Grease premiered more than a decade after that time period and in fact actively tried to subvert '50s tropes. The bright, cleans sets of the film are dressed up with classic '50s signifiers, like malt shops and drive-in theaters , but those are purposefully undermined by the crude behavior of the characters. This was originally meant to critique pop culture's wholesome, idyllic vision of the '50s as unrealistic, and yet, in the current public consciousness, Grease has come to represent just that. Musically, such an intentionally ironic disconnect can be felt in the songs that were added to the film which were not in the stage production, most notably the Barry Gibb-penned, Frankie Valli-performed "Grease," which has a distinct, anachronistic disco influence.

    Grease continues to compromise its '58-'59 setting as time passes. Much like the addition of a disco song in the '70s, 2016's Grease: Live television production included a rendition of "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE at the high school dance. And far from being an issue, the show's malleability may be one of the reasons why it remains so popular. So while the film version of  Grease  undoubtedly takes place in the closing years of the 1950s, the perspective of its story as a whole is very much a product of both the later decade in which it was produced and the present in which audiences continue to recontextualize it.

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    Why would countries be willing to place barriers on trade explain two factors that might encourage a country to place quotas and tariffs on imported?
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    Which place is the coldest place in the world?
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    Do you live in a place or at a place?
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    Is the first place you gain weight the last place you lose it?
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    Source: screenrant.com

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