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The Diane Linkletter Story (1970)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  10 April 1970 (USA)
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A John Waters film where Divine plays Diane Linkletter, daughter of Art Linkletter and commits suicide.

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This improvised film is based on the true-life suicide of TV personality Art Linkletter's daughter, Diane. Mr. and Mrs. Linkletter fret about their daughter's recent behavior, which includes taking drugs and dating a lowlife named Jim. Eventually, the parents confront Diane... with tragic consequences. Written by Anonymous

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According to director John Waters, this film was made partly by accident, mostly to test out a new sound camera. It was his first film with synch-sound. See more »

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Art Linkletter: The dirty slut!
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Divine "hosts" the credits, presenting cue cards with actors' names and doing the "Diane Linkletter" by sniffing up cocaine. See more »

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Referenced in This Filthy World (2006) See more »

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We Love You Call Collect
Art Linkletter
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Just about the best John Waters film
16 August 2008 | by (Somewhere in CA) – See all my reviews

"The Diane Linkletter Story" is a very dramatic (yet accidentally made) take on the death of would-be actress Diane Linkletter, here played by the fabulous Divine. Diane's parents (David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce) object to Diane's life with her boyfriend Jim (unseen). There's really not that much to say about this film being that its only 10 minutes long. "Diane Linkletter" is just about the best John Waters film, aside from such like "Pink Flamingos", "Desperate Living", "Female Trouble", and the unforgettable "Hairspray", a true JW classic. Not really a comedy, more of a drama, its the most idealistic film for the true John Waters and Divine fan.


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