Comedians and Their Homes

  • Phyllis Diller Estate Auction

    Before there was Lady Gaga there was Phyllis Diller, the pop culture icon noted for her wild costumes and wigs, self-deprecating humor, long cigarette holder and loud, cackling laugh. The comedian…   Read the Article

  • Phyllis Diller Estate Auction

    Up for auction are wigs and costumes right out of the comedian's closet, as well as furnishings, pianos and many other items from her Rockingham Los Angeles estate.   See the Gallery

  • Phyllis Diller's Wig Room

    Hundreds of items from Phyllis Diller's famous wig room, including wigs (of course), glasses, jewelry, costumes and everyday wear, will be auctioned off by Julien's.   See the Image

  • Marjorie Merriweather Post Sofas Via Phyllis Diller

    Also for sale at the auction are some pieces formerly owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post: two mahogany camelback sofas with abstract-patterned silk upholstery and a rectangular mahogany…   See the Image

  • One of Two Phyllis Diller Side Tables

    This elaborately carved Louis XVI-style locking side cabinet and another that's very similar to it, both with striated black marble tops, will probably sell for $4,000 to $6,000. One is a…   See the Image

  • Not-So-Poison Ivy Dress

    Published 09/09/13 in Celebrity
    Not-So-Poison Ivy Dress

    Among the many elaborate costumes from the closet of Phyllis Diller that will be auctioned off by Julien's is the comedian's famous Ivy Dress. Now we know where Lady Gaga got her inspiration.   See the Image

  • Phyllis Diller's Custom-Made Harpsichord

    The ebonized Cannon Guild on Boston harpsichord with brass mounts and matching upholstered piano seat, made especially for Phyllis Diller, is expected to go for $5,000 to $10,000. …   See the Image

  • Phyllis Diller's Elegant Flatware

    Among Phyllis Diller's housewares for sale at the Julien's auction is a Reed & Barton sterling flatware service in the Florentine Lace pattern in a service for 12, including 12 dinner forks, 12…   See the Image

  • Phyllis Diller Auction Exhibit

    Items from the auction of the Phyllis Diller estate, including several pianos, costumes, wigs, jewelry, and other fashions and furnishings are on display Sept. 9 through Sept. 19 at Julien's Beverly…   See the Image

  • Phyllis Diller's Antique Breakfront

    Also for sale is this spectacular mahogany breakfront secretary cabinet with astragal-molded glazed cabinet doors covering three glass shelves and a lighted interior. The lower case has a…   See the Image