Monday, July 24, 2017
THE DIANE LINKLETTER STORY (1970)
At only 10 minutes long, there's not a lot going on. Mary Vivian Pearce and David Lochary star as two concerned parents, sitting on their living room sofa, talking about their daughter's wild life style. After a few minutes, the daughter (Divine) walks in and announces that she's high on LSD. They send her to her room upstairs. She goes and almost immediately climbs out the window and jumps to her death. The parents look at her bloody corpse in horror as the closing lines of Art Linkletter's tacky "We Love You, Call Collect" plays. The End.
There's not a lot to say. The dialogue seems to be completely improvised...at one point all three actors are talking at one time. There's no attempt at professional-looking camera work...it simply pans around and zooms in and out, but not too fast. The film is very watchable.
Honestly, THE DIANE LINKLETTER STORY isn't much to look at, but it is an interesting look into early Dreamlander stuff. And I'm always happy to watch Divine, Mary and David!