Vintage Hat: Raymond Hudd
Raymond Hudd came from Michigan to study art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After briefly trimming windows in Chicago stores, he opened his first shop in 1950. His creations adorned the heads of many famous and not famous women. He was proud that his friend, performer Phyllis Diller had 500 of them. His moment in the limelight was the Chicago History Museum exhibition, Hats Over the Edge, in 2001. The featured photo was Raymond's favorite hat.
Vintage Raymond Hudd...can't go wrong with pink and roses.
(♥) Phyllis Diller as a Keystone Cop, New York City, September 1963. From A.P. Images. “I gotta rash that’s movin’ so fast I can hear it.” RIP Phyllis Diller, an iconic comic who turned self-deprecation into a fine art.
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Felt Raymond Hudd hat: Personal collection of Mary Robak from Linda Feigenheimer Estate
1967 Raymond Hudd winning hat for Drake Hotel in Chicago Easter contest. He named it "Hat." He made a matching tie he wore to the event.