Comedy LP recording of Phyllis Diller titled The Best of Phyllis Diller and released in 1960. Side 1 contains "Don't Eat Here" (1:08); "The Way I Dress" (2:55); "Beadcraft" (1:47); "Hypochondriac" (2:05); "The Management" (4:10); and "Cheese and Turkey" (5:38). Side 2 contains "Tight Wad Airlines" (11:50); "Plastic Surgery" (2:30); "Lipstick" (2:20); and "The New Cosmetic" (1:15).
Phyllis Diller (1917-2012) began her comedy career in the 1950s at the age of 37 and broke barriers in the comedy world to become the first solo female comic to be a household name. She developed a stage persona of an incompetent housewife and dressed in outlandish outfits with wild hair. Her material focused on self-deprecating jokes that tackled the idealized image of American mothers and homemakers. She also created many mythical personas for her stage act including her “husband” Fang, her “neighbor” Mrs. Clean, and her “mother-in-law” Moby Dick.
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