WorldCat Identities

Divine 1945-1988

Overview
Works: 120 works in 266 publications in 4 languages and 4,020 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Subculture films  Dark comedy films  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Hairspray by John Travolta( Visual )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,390 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 )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 443 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 neighborhood 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 )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic melodrama about a typical American housewife whose life is going to pot
John Waters' Female trouble( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 228 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
Trouble in mind by Alan Rudolph( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 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 103 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pink flamingos: Babs Johnson, a trailer park bon vivant proudly claims the title of the filthiest person alive. The envy of every neighborhood degenerate, it isn't long before another couple set their sites on Bab's legacy, and in the proud American tradition, competition forces each contender to outdo the other
Uncle Bob( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 50 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
Hairspray Pecker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 48 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
John Waters' Multiple maniacs( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 19 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( 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
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
Hairspray by John Waters( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour connaître les dernières danses à la mode et être dans le coup, toute la jeunesse de Baltimore ne raterait pour rien au monde le Corny Collins Show à la télévision. Tracy, qui a la coiffure la plus volumineuse du quartier mais se trouve un peu grosse, époustoufle tout le monde par sa façon de danser le Madison. Elle est finalement sélectionnée par le jury du show, à la grande joie de ses parents. Mais rivalités et jalousies ne vont pas tarder à surgir
John Waters collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 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
The best of Divine by Divine( Recording )

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

The story so far by Divine( Recording )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I wanna be a beauty queen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed record of the 1978 "Alternative Miss World" beauty pageant held in a circus tent on Clapham Common in South London.--IMDB
Pink flamingos Female trouble( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pink flamingos: Babs Johnson, a trailer park bon vivant proudly claims the title of the filthiest person alive. The envy of every neighborhood degenerate, it isn't long before another couple set their sites on Bab's legacy, and in the proud American tradition, competition forces each contender to outdo the other
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Divi, 1945-1988

Divine

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, Mr., 1945-1988

Meldoon, Glenn, 1945-1988

Milstead Glen 1945-1988

Milstead, Glenn 1945-1988

Milstead, H. Glenn 1945-1988

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

Milstead, Harris G. 1945-1988

Milstead, Harris Glen 1945-1988

Milstead, Harris Glenn

Milstead Harris Glenn 1945-1988

Miss Divine, 1945-1988

Mr. Glenn, 1945-1988

Дивайн

דיוויין

دیواین (بازیگر) موسیقی‌دان، بازیگر، و خواننده آمریکایی

ディヴァイン

Languages
English (142)

French (4)

Spanish (3)

German (1)

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