David Aldstadt is a doctoral candidate in French cinema, modern French literature, and French culture at Ohio State University. His dissertation examines cinematic collaboration, authorship, and star personae in films by Marcel Carné with Arletty and by Jean Cocteau with Jean Marais.
Entries by David Aldstadt
arts >> Cocteau, Jean
For prolific French poet and artist Jean Cocteau, filmmaking may have served as the best medium for the expression of his genius.
arts >> Divine (Harris Glenn Milstead)
A versatile character actor, nightclub singer, and international cult star who generally performed his stage show and movie roles in drag, Divine became famous through his appearances in John Waters' films.
arts >> Waters, John
A director, writer, producer, and photographer, John Waters became well known in the early 1970s through his filmic collaboration with actor--and drag queen--Divine.