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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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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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". John Waters said during a lecture he thought the song was even tackier than the movie he made. See more »

Quotes

Diane: I am what I am! I'm doin' my own thing in my own time, Daddy!
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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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The disgusting SLUT!

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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