Sound Recording: Phyllis Diller Live from Los Angeles

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Description

Comedy CD recording of a performance by Phyllis Diller in 2001 titled Phyllis Diller Live from Los Angeles. The album is 46:51 minutes long and contains acts titled “Getting Old;” “Holding It All Together;” “Fang;” and “Driving.”

Phyllis Diller (1917-2012) began her comedy career in the 1950s at the age of 37 and broke barriers in the comedy world to become the first solo female comic to be a household name. She developed a stage persona of an incompetent housewife and dressed in outlandish outfits with wild hair. Her material focused on self-deprecating jokes that tackled the idealized image of American mothers and homemakers. She also created many mythical personas for her stage act including her “husband” Fang, her “neighbor” Mrs. Clean, and her “mother-in-law” Moby Dick.

Location
Currently not on view
Date made
2001
publisher
Phil Dil Productions
maker
Diller, Phyllis
Phil Dil Productions
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
polycarbonate substrate (overall material)
metal (overall material)
lacquer (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 5 1/2 in x 3/8 in; 12.7 cm x 13.97 cm x .9525 cm
ID Number
2003.0289.23
accession number
2003.0289
catalog number
2003.0289.23
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
subject
Humor
Comedians
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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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