Shoe Boots worn by Phyllis Diller

Shoe Boots worn by Phyllis Diller

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These yellow and gold shoe boots were worn with an A-line metallic yellow, brown, and silver dress, yellow gloves, 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.

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.”

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
boots
Physical Description
synthetic fiber (overall material)
leather (overall material)
elastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 17.145 cm x 23.495 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
2003.0289.08.03
accession number
2003.0289
catalog number
2003.0289.08.03
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
subject
Humor
Comedians
Comedy
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Phyllis Diller
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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