“Miss Fun Fishing 1973” Trophy awarded to Phyllis Diller

Description
This trophy was awarded to Phyllis Diller when she was named “Miss Fun Fishing 1973” after posing nude for Field and Stream magazine. The award was presented “on the occasion of her selection as the first centerfold in the magazine’s 78 year history.” The trophy goes on to explain that “fishing and humor are two universally popular sources of entertainment for people of all ages.” The centerfold in the June 1973 issue of Field and Stream showed Diller wearing fishing waders which covered her entire body except for her shoulders and arms. The fur bonnet that she wore during the photoshoot is also in NMAH’s collection (Catalog Number 2003.0289.12).
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1973
issuer
Field and Stream Magazine
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 102.87 cm x 18.0975 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
2003.0289.16
accession number
2003.0289
catalog number
2003.0289.16
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
subject
Humor
Comedians
Journalism
Nude
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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