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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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The opening music and ending music to the movie is a rare 45 released by Art Linkletter shortly after his daughter's death called "We Love You Call Collect." See more »

Quotes

Diane: I am what I am! I'm doin' my own thing in my own time, Daddy!
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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 A History of Sex (2003) See more »

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We Love You Call Collect
Art Linkletter
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Almost John Waters' Best Film
4 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

"The Diane Linkletter Story' is an essential for any true John Waters fan. Where else do you get to see David Lochary as a concerned parent? The plot follows Mister and Misses Linkletter( David Lochary and Mary Vivian 'Bonnie' Pearce) who are waiting for their daughter Diane( Divine) to return home. When she does, she is drunk and stoned out of her mouth. David Lochary gives the best and funniest performance of his career and Divine and Mary Vivian are sensational as well! A must-see!!!! Ten out of ten stars!


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