“Miss Fun Fishing 1973” Trophy awarded to Phyllis Diller


This trophy was awarded to Phyllis Diller when she was named “Miss Fun Fishing 1973” after posing nude for Field and Stream magazine. The award was presented “on the occasion of her selection as the first centerfold in the magazine’s 78 year history.” The trophy goes on to explain that “fishing and humor are two universally popular sources of entertainment for people of all ages.” The centerfold in the June 1973 issue of Field and Stream showed Diller wearing fishing waders which covered her entire body except for her shoulders and arms. The fur bonnet that she wore during the photoshoot is also in NMAH’s collection (Catalog Number 2003.0289.12).

Date Made: 1973

Issuer: Field and Stream Magazine

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: HumorComediansJournalismNude


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Credit Line: Gift of Phyllis Diller

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2003.0289.16Accession Number: 2003.0289Catalog Number: 2003.0289.16

Object Name: Trophy

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)adhesive (overall material)Measurements: overall: 40 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in; 102.87 cm x 18.0975 cm x 14.605 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-5683-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1247690

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