This is a Bata Cubana, or Cuban Rumba dress, donated to the Smithsonian by Celia Cruz, the great
Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/16/2011
A great comedienne and trailblazer for women entertainers, Phyllis Diller's story offers a window into the world of entertainment. Explore her story through photographs, costumes, and her massive filing cabinet (or "gag file") of jokes. This exhibition provides a great starting point for discussing how humor and entertainment can both shape and reflect social conditions.