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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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Diane: Jim's a groovy guy!
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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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The disgusting SLUT!
3 May 2002 | by (Streeb-Greebling Acres, London) – See all my reviews

Scream's a teased haired David Lochary upstairs to Divine in the role of Diane Linkletter.

The parents are at home, and waiting for the return of their errant daughter, she turns up "tripping" and high on everything, and she announces her love for all things carnal.

Like most teenagers she gets sent to her room while Art and his wife try to sort the problem, we hear a crash, a scream and then see the mushed up Diane on the pavement "call collect" goes the soundtrack.

A superb short by John Waters, Divine's first screen role and David Lochary and Mary Vivian Pearce are on top form as well.

Some say its "bad" taste, nothing compares with the LP Art Linkletter released of his daughters suicide.

Find a copy now!


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