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Divine 1945-1988

Works: 121 works in 317 publications in 5 languages and 4,246 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Dark comedy films  Subculture films  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Divine
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Most widely held works by Divine
Hairspray by Adam Shankman( Visual )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracy Turnblad, a teenager with huge hair, a big grin, and all the right moves, becomes the queen of Baltimore's number one dance revue
John Waters' Pink flamingos by John Waters( Visual )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This underground epic, which breaks every rule of good filmmaking and good taste, set a benchmark for the bizarre that has never been equaled. Babs Johnson, a trailer park bon vivant proudly claims the title, the filthiest person alive. The envy of every neighbourhood degenerate, it isn't long before another couple set their sites on Divine's legacy, and in the proud American tradition, competition forces each contender to outdo the other. "Like a septic tank explosion", this film is a "paragon of bad taste ... shocking, nauseating, hilarious."
Polyester by John Waters( Visual )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet Francine Fishpaw, tortured suburban housewife. With a pornographer husband, a pregnant teenage daughter and a son with a foot-stomping fetish, Francine smells trouble around every corner. That is, until she meets and falls madly in love with Todd Tomorrow"--Container
John Waters' Female trouble by John Waters( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[M]ean teen Dawn Davenport [Divine] ... turns to a life of crime when her parents fail to give her the cha-cha heels she wants for Christmas. With her illegitimate daughter [Mink Stole] and delinquent girlfriends beside her, she becomes a bizarre canvas for the fascist Lipstick Beauty Salon owners [David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce]. A media star obsessed with the idea that 'crime is beauty, ' her story comes to a shocking conclusion!"--Container
Multiple maniacs( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Waters' gloriously grotesque second feature is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema's most memorably blasphemous sequences. Made on a shoestring budget in Waters' native Baltimore, with the filmmaker taking on nearly every technical task, this gleeful mockery of the peace-and-love ethos of its era features the Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling show mounted by a troupe of misfits whose shocking proclivities are topped only by those of their leader: the glammer-than-glam, larger-than-life Divine, out for blood after discovering her lover's affair. Starring members of Waters' beloved regular cast, the Dreamlanders ... Multiple Maniacs is an anarchic masterwork from an artist who has doggedly tested the limits of good taste for decades"--Container
Trouble in mind by Alan Rudolph( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a down-and-out brick corner of Rain City, set in the vague future/past, hapless denizens are drawn to Wanda's cafe like moths to a flame. At the center of the film is a romantic triangle between ex-cop/con Hawk, young mother Georgia, and her husband Coop
Lust in the dust( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lust, greed and passion are driven to a fever pitch in Chile Verde, New Mexico. It's 1884 and gold fever has struck. Legend has it that somewhere in the surrounding countryside lies a fortune in buried treasure
Polyester ; Desperate living( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic melodrama about a typical American housewife whose life is going to pot (Polyester). A woman incites her maid to kill her husband, after which they escape to Mortville, a sleazy part of Baltimore ruled by the insane Queen Carlotta and policed by her leather-clad biker troops (Desperate living)
John Waters' Pink flamingos ; John Waters' Female trouble( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female trouble: The story of Dawn Davenport, a headline-seeking criminal who grows from suburban brat into one of the most gruesome murderers of all time. Along the way this 325 pound transvestite checks out other jobs and ways of life. She becomes a mugger, prostitute and unwed mother before turning to murder. "Female trouble" is a campy, bizarre, sadistic romp through society's outer fringe
Hairspray ; Pecker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pecker: A fun-loving kid from the wrong side of the tracks picks up a second-hand camera and starts snapping his way to freedom. He discovers that fame is both instant and disappointing
Uncle Bob( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1974, millions of Americans tuned into the 46th Academy Awards and watched in shock as an anonymous man streaked naked across the stage in the middle of the show. The prankster, Robert Opel, a man previously unknown to the public eye, rocketed to iconic status. Now, Opel's nephew, also named Robert, presents a documentary that illuminates the fascinating story of the gay San Francisco photographer and gallery owner who lived a life of political activism until his murder in 1979
John Waters' Multiple maniacs( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film inspired by Charlie Manson and the murder of Sharon Tate. Divine and her boyfriend Mr. David run a traveling freak show called "the Cavalcade of Perversion." They lure young housewives, businessmen and suburban swingers to gawk at their favorite horrors (junkies, pornographers, homosexuals), only to be robbed and sometimes murdered by the psychotic Lady Divine and her gang of drug fiends
Out of the dark by Michael Schroeder( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women who work the lines at a Los Angeles phone-sex service are being brutally murdered, and the perpetrator may be one of the clients. The anonymous nature of the service, and a host of strange characters, make the list of suspects lengthy. The psychotic killer chooses to hide his identity behind a creepy clown mask, and it just gets weirder from there
Blackbox : WaxTrax! records: the first 13 years( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mondo trasho( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in alleys, gutters, laundromats and various deserted areas around Baltimore, Maryland, this is known as "the gutter film." This John Waters original stars the thoroughly luscious Divine as a blonde bombshell-- decked out from head to toe in gold capri pants and haltertop, along with a pair of gold six inch heels straight from Fredericks of Hollywood. Here Divine is real "trashy splendor." She chews gum, drives a red 1959 Cadillac convertible and gives lots of that Divine wiggle. This is the story of a young fashion fanatic who leaves her home only to meet a foot fetishist who gives her a "shrimp job" in a local park. From here on out "outrageous" is the name of the game-- a nude hitchhiker, a laundromat miracle, a mental institution inhabited by topless dancers, and a dastardly doctor named Dr. Coat Hanger
John Waters collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story so far by Divine( Recording )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Divine by Divine( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Diane Linkletter story ; The Neon woman( Visual )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early John Waters short and a rare filming of a cabaret drama starring Divine
I am divine by Jeffrey Schwarz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Voici l'histoire de Harris Glen Milstead pour les intimes, et de Divine pour le monde. De ses années de souffre-douleur en surpoids à sa transformation en la plus spectaculaire des drag-queens." I Am Divine" retrace le parcours de celui qui fut la muse déchainée de John Waters. Devant la caméra de Jeffrey Schwarz, la famille, les amis et partenaires à l'écran de l'icône trash et glamour reviennent sur l'ascension fulgurante de ce jeune homme ayant fait de son poids et de son exubérance une force de contestation dévastatrice, à la créativité sans bornes, forçant de son humour et de sa hargne punk toutes les barrières de la bienséance." [Source : jaquette]
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Divi 1945-1988


Divine 1945-1988 Miss

Divine acteur et chanteur américain

Divine Amerikaans filmacteur

Divine attore e cantante statunitense

Divine, Miss, 1945-1988

Divine US-amerikanischer Sänger und Drag Queen

Glenn 1945-1988 Mr

Glenn, Mr., 1945-1988

Meldoon, Glenn 1945-1988

Milstead, Glen 1945-1988

Milstead, Glenn, 1945-1988

Milstead, H. Glenn (Harris Glenn), 1945-1988

Milstead, Harris G. 1945-1988

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Miss Divine 1945-1988

Mr. Glenn 1945-1988

Дивайн американский актёр и певец

דיוויין שחקן אמריקאי

دیواین (بازیگر) موسیقی‌دان، بازیگر، و خواننده آمریکایی


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