Gloves worn by Phyllis Diller on 1987 USO Christmas Tour

Description (Brief):

Description (Brief)

Phyllis Diller wore these white gloves as part of an outfit also including a red and white Santa dress with belt, pair of red panties, red pantyhose, and a head band with a white pompom at the end of a rod, when she joined Bob Hope’s USO tour of the Persian Gulf in 1987. Other members of the 1987 tour included I Dream of Jeannie actress Barbara Eden, Connie Stevens and her daughters Joely and Tricia Leigh Fisher, “God Bless the USA” singer Lee Greenwood, and Miss USA Michelle Royer.

Description (Brief)

Description (Brief)

Description (Brief)

Diller was lifelong friends with Bob Hope, co-starring with him in 3 films and many TV specials. In 1978, the USO of Philadelphia, Inc. awarded Diller the USO Liberty Bell Award “for demonstrating concern for the welfare and morale of America’s armed forces.” The award is also at NMAH (Catalog Number 2003.0289.42).

Description (Brief)

Date Made: ca 1987

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Holidays and Celebrations, generalChristmasHumorComedians

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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: 2003.0289.09.04Accession Number: 2003.0289Catalog Number: 2003.0289.09.04

Object Name: gloves

Physical Description: nylon (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 9.525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-12c4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1218431

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