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Hairspray (Videotape)

Title
Hairspray (Videotape)
Publication
1988.

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Description
1 cassette. 92 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Subjects
Note
  • Motion picture originally released in 1988 by New Line Cinema; reissued as a videotape in 1988 by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, Burbank, California. A Robert Shaye Production. Producer: Rachel Talalay. Director/writer: John Waters.
  • Choreography: Edward Love. Original music: Kenny Vance. Art direction: Vincent Peranio. Costumes: Van Smith.
Performer (note)
  • Ricki Lake (Tracy Turnblad), Leslie Ann Powers (Penny Pingleton), Clayton Prince (Seaweed), Michael St. Gerard (Link Larkin), Colleen Fitzpatrick (Amber von Tussle), Divine (Edna Turnblad/Arvin Hodgepile), Shawn Thompson (Corny Collins), Ruth Brown (Motormouth Maybelle), Sonny Bono (Franklin von Tussle), Debbie Harry (Velma von Tussle), Jerry Stiller (Wilbur Turnblad), Ric Ocasek (beatnik cat), Pia Zadora (beatnik chick), and others.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1069
Title
Hairspray (Videotape)
Imprint
1988.
Cast
Ricki Lake (Tracy Turnblad), Leslie Ann Powers (Penny Pingleton), Clayton Prince (Seaweed), Michael St. Gerard (Link Larkin), Colleen Fitzpatrick (Amber von Tussle), Divine (Edna Turnblad/Arvin Hodgepile), Shawn Thompson (Corny Collins), Ruth Brown (Motormouth Maybelle), Sonny Bono (Franklin von Tussle), Debbie Harry (Velma von Tussle), Jerry Stiller (Wilbur Turnblad), Ric Ocasek (beatnik cat), Pia Zadora (beatnik chick), and others.
Summary
Thanks to rock 'n' roll dancing, a Baltimore teenager finds fame and romance and scores a victory for racial integration. The film includes numerous scenes of popular dances of the 1960s, among them the mashed potato, madison, pony, continental, twist, swim, dog, roach, waddle, and limbo rock.
Local Subject
Motion pictures. Hairspray.
Social dancing -- 20th century.
Child dancers.
Added Author
Lake, Ricki. Performer
Fitzpatrick, Colleen (Vocalist), performer.
St. Gerard, Michael. Performer
Prince, Clayton. Performer
Powers, Leslie Ann. Performer
Love, Edward, choreographer.
Waters, John, 1946- film director.
Waters, John, 1946- screenwriter.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-1069
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