TIL that the Grease was originally a play based on the writer’s teen years in Chicago, and the male characters were toughs with Polish surnames. The toughs were made more likeable when the play went to New York and became a musical, and the Polish influence was toned down for the movie.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poles_in_Chicago#Culture#:~:text=Much%20of%201950s%20Chicago,was%20captured%20in%20the%201972%20musical%20Grease

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