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Divine 1945-1988

Overview
Works: 159 works in 306 publications in 5 languages and 3,705 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  History  Biography  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Controversial literature 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Hairspray by John Waters ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,327 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 ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 450 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 )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comic melodrama about a typical American housewife whose life is going to pot
John Waters' Female trouble by John Waters ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 213 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 )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 132 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 105 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 57 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 53 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 )
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
A reply to M. Nicholas Smith, his discussion, of some pointes of M. Doctour Kellison his treatise of the hierarchie. By a divine by Divine ( )
1 edition published in 1630 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A reply to M. Nicholas Smith, his discussion, of some pointes of M. Doctour Kellison his treatise of the hierarchie. By a divine by Divine ( Book )
7 editions published in 1630 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncle Bob ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 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 )
1 edition published in 1994 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
Mondo trasho ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 11 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
Out of the dark ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and French and held by 9 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
Hairspray [1988] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracy Turnblad has the biggest bouffant and all the right dance moves to win the coveted Miss Auto Show crown, but at the expense of snooty reigning princess Amber Von Tussle. Amber gets Tracy sent to jail. Will Tracy get a last minute reprieve or will the conniving Amber walk away with the teen queen crown?
The Diane Linkletter story. The Neon woman ( Visual )
in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An early John Waters short and a rare filming of a cabaret drama starring Divine
You think you're a man Think you're a man : radio mix ; Give it up by Divine ( Recording )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 6 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
John Waters collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Divi, 1945-1988
Divine, Miss, 1945-1988
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
Milstead, Harris Glen 1945-1988
Milstead, Harris Glenn, 1945-1988
Milstead, Harris Glenn 1945-1988 Wirklicher Name
Miss Divine, 1945-1988
Mr. Glenn, 1945-1988
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