Fantastic tribute to Phyllis Diller in the Los Angeles Times:
"She took the whole Cosmo Girl package, turned it inside out and covered it in spray paint and glitter glue. The light-socket hair and kabuki makeup, the sequins and the metallic gloves, even the cigarette holder were all just props. What made Diller a walking, talking embodiment of liberation lived south of the wig hat, that molten voice and utterly unfeminine laugh, the wide-open lipsticked mouth, the rolling eyes, the loose-limbed gait all screamed of a woman utterly comfortable with who she was."
(Image from Wikipedia.) 

Fantastic tribute to Phyllis Diller in the Los Angeles Times:

"She took the whole Cosmo Girl package, turned it inside out and covered it in spray paint and glitter glue. The light-socket hair and kabuki makeup, the sequins and the metallic gloves, even the cigarette holder were all just props. What made Diller a walking, talking embodiment of liberation lived south of the wig hat, that molten voice and utterly unfeminine laugh, the wide-open lipsticked mouth, the rolling eyes, the loose-limbed gait all screamed of a woman utterly comfortable with who she was."

(Image from Wikipedia.)