Dress worn by Phyllis Diller on Circus of the Stars


Phyllis Diller wore this red and blue sequined dress with feathered cuffs on Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland in 1994. During Circus of the Stars Goes to Disneyland Phyllis Diller performed with several large pigs, directing them to do tricks and accompanying them in a verse of “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.”

Airing between 1977 and 1994, Circus of the Stars was an annual CBS television special that showcased celebrities performing circus acts. Phyllis Diller appeared on 3 episodes of the program—in 1983, 1985, and 1994. NMAH also has the costume she wore for Circus of the Stars in 1983 (Catalog Number 2003.0289.06).

Date Made: ca 1994

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: HumorComediansCircusTelevisionComedy


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Credit Line: Gift of Phyllis Diller

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0289.07Accession Number: 2003.0289Catalog Number: 2003.0289.07

Object Name: Dress

Physical Description: synthetic fibers (overall material)nylon (overall material)silk (overall material)feathers (overall material)metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: back: 34 in; 86.36 cmshoulder: 17 in; 43.18 cmsleeves: 22 in; 55.88 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-1dbb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1218418

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