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Poster from Hello, Dolly! with Phyllis Diller

Poster from Hello, Dolly! with Phyllis Diller

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Framed poster from Phyllis Diller’s time portraying Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway. Diller portrayed Dolly for three months in 1970 at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Diller followed Carol Channing, Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Pearl Bailey (in a version with an all-black cast), and Betty Grable in the roll and was replaced by Ethel Merman, who closed out the show in December 1970. NMAH’s collection also includes the costume that Diller wore in the show (Catalog Number 2003.0289.10).
Currently not on view
Object Name
poster, framed
Date made
ca 1970
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
glass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 26 1/2 in x 20 3/4 in; 67.31 cm x 52.705 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
Musical Theater
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Phyllis Diller
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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