Sound Recording: Phyllis Diller Laughs

<< >>
Description

Comedy LP recording of Phyllis Diller titled Phyllis Diller Laughs released in 1961. It was recorded in March 1961 at The Bon Soir in New York. The album includes: Side 1: "Ad Libs - The New Look" (2:46); "The Management" (4:10); "Old Age" (3:00); "The Beauty Parlor" (2:45); "Plastic Surgery" (2:30); "Lipstick" (2:20); "The New Cosmetic" (1:15). Side 2: "My Moment of Truth" (1:05); "Driving Down Town" (5:00); "Home Maker" (4:50); "The Suki Yaki Restaurant (Exotic Foods)" (6:25); "Sequel to Suki Yaki" "The Cleaners" "Insecurity" (5:35).

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 a distraught 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
1961
publisher
Verve
maker
Diller, Phyllis
Verve
place made
United States
Physical Description
vinyl (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
2003.0289.31
accession number
2003.0289
catalog number
2003.0289.31
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
subject
Humor
Comedians
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object