Phyllis Diller’s USO Liberty Bell Award

Description
In 1978, the USO of Philadelphia, Inc. presented Phyllis Diller with the USO Liberty Bell Award “for demonstrating concern for the welfare and morale of America’s armed forces.” Diller joined Bob Hope’s USO Christmas tour in 1966 and toured around Vietnam, Thailand, Guam, Wake Island, and the Philippines entertaining troops. She also joined Hope’s USO tour of the Persian Gulf in 1987. Costumes from both of these USO tours are included in NMAH’s collection (Catalog Numbers 2003.0289.05 and 2003.0289.09).
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1978
associated institution; distributor
United Services Organization
maker
United Services Organization
place made
United States
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
cherry wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 9 in x 8 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm x 22.225 cm
ID Number
2003.0289.42
accession number
2003.0289
catalog number
2003.0289.42
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
subject
Humor
Comedians
Vietnam War
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Phyllis Diller
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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