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The Diane Linkletter Story (1970)

A John Waters film where Divine plays Diane Linkletter, daughter of Art Linkletter and commits suicide.

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John Waters
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Cast

Cast overview:
David Lochary David Lochary ... Art Linkletter
Mary Vivian Pearce ... Lois Foerster Linkletter
Divine ... Diane Linkletter
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1970 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Dreamland See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed the day after Diane Linkletter took her own life. See more »

Quotes

Art Linkletter: The dirty slut!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Lady Divine (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

We Love You Call Collect
Art Linkletter
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Strange Short from Waters
4 January 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Diane Linkletter Story (1970)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Art and Lois Linkletter (David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce) are waiting on their daughter Diane (Divine) to get home. The parents are worried and once the daughter gets home it leads to a very big argument, which then turns to tragedy.

This short from John Waters was apparently made so that the director could try out a new camera. When viewing it today it perfectly fits in with his bad taste cinema because the names used were real people and the film pretty much spoofs a real event. Art Linkletter was a successful television star and his daughter Diane killed herself. That's pretty much what was re-enacted here.

On a technical level there's nothing ground-breaking here but I actually thought the 9-minute short was at least entertaining. The performances aren't the greatest but they're fun enough in that bizarre John Waters world. After all, you're watching people who would play a big part in PINK FLAMINGOS. Fans of Waters will want to check this out for certain.


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