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Hairspray

Title
Hairspray [motion picture] / A New Line Cinema in association with Stanley F. Buchtal ; produced by Rachel Talalay ; a Robert Shaye production.
Publication
Chicago : Films Incorporated, 1988.

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Additional Authors
  • Waters, John, 1946-
  • Divine, 1945-1988.
  • Lake, Ricki.
  • Harry, Debbie.
Description
3 film reels (88 min.) : sd., col.; 16 mm.
Subjects
Credits (note)
  • Director, writer, John Waters; photography, David Insley; editor, Janice Hampton; choreographer, Edward Love.
Performer (note)
  • Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono, Divine, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Shawn Thompson, Pia Zadora, Ruth Brown.
Title
Hairspray [motion picture] / A New Line Cinema in association with Stanley F. Buchtal ; produced by Rachel Talalay ; a Robert Shaye production.
Imprint
Chicago : Films Incorporated, 1988.
Credits
Director, writer, John Waters; photography, David Insley; editor, Janice Hampton; choreographer, Edward Love.
Cast
Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono, Divine, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake, Jerry Stiller, Shawn Thompson, Pia Zadora, Ruth Brown.
Summary
After an eight-year hiatus, director John Waters re-emerged in the film world with this movie which also placed him in the cinematic mainstream. Set in 1962 in Waters' hometown of Baltimore, the film is a "merry cavalcade of the period's most authentically awful props, fads and textiles." Its heroine, Tracy Turnblad, is a cheerful, overweight but limber teen who wins a spot and instant fame on The Corny Collins Show, a thinly-veiled take-off on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. Dancing her way into Baltimore's hearts, Tracy arouses the envy of Amber Von Tussle, a blonde "hair-hopper," who fears that Tracy will win the coveted Miss Auto Show tiara. Tracy is also unswerving in her efforts to integrate the show with Baltimore's talented black teens. Supporting her daughter's fledgling showbiz career and social conscience is her Rabelaisian mother, Edna, played by Divine in his last film role. (Circulates).
Added Author
Waters, John, 1946- film director.
Waters, John, 1946- screenwriter.
Divine, 1945-1988.
Lake, Ricki.
Harry, Debbie.
Branch Call Number
M16 4275 H
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