Dress worn by Phyllis Diller

Description (Brief):

Description (Brief)

This A-line metallic yellow, brown, and silver dress was worn with yellow gloves, yellow and gold shoe boots, and a cigarette holder with a wooden cigarette by comedian Phyllis Diller. While Diller’s signature prop was a cigarette holder, it only ever held a wooden prop cigarette; she was a lifelong non-smoker.

Description (Brief)

Description (Brief)

Description (Brief)

Phyllis Diller is wearing this costume in an image featured on postcards that she gave out to fans when she was traveling. Diller did not sign these postcards, but on the postcards was printed, in her handwriting, “Best Wishes Phyllis Diller.”

Description (Brief)

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: HumorComediansComedy

Subject:

See more items in: Culture and the Arts: Entertainment, Popular Entertainment, Phyllis Diller

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Credit Line: Gift of Phyllis Diller

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0289.08.01Accession Number: 2003.0289Catalog Number: 2003.0289.08.01

Object Name: Dress

Physical Description: silk (overall material)synthetic fibers (overall material)metallic fibers (overall material)metal (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: back: 31 1/2 in; 80.01 cmshoulder: 6 in; 15.24 cmsleeves: 10 in; 25.4 cm

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

Record Id: nmah_1218420

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