Bust of Phyllis Diller

Bust of Phyllis Diller

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This bust of comic Phyllis Diller depicts her with close-cropped hair and drapery around her shoulders in a formal style. The bust is made from copper painted plaster and is signed “Diller, M.K.” on the bottom.

The bust was originally displayed in a space in Phyllis Diller’s house that she referred to as the “Gothic Alcove” because it featured stained glass windows. Diller named all of the rooms in her house which included the “Bob Hope Salon” and the “John Wilkes Booth” phone booth.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bust
artist
Diller, M. K.
Physical Description
plaster (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 15 in x 9 in; 35.56 cm x 38.1 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
2003.0289.18
accession number
2003.0289
catalog number
2003.0289.18
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
subject
Humor
Comedians
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Phyllis Diller
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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