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Date of Work

5-1-1956

Description

Members of Kappa Alpha Theta and Beta Theta Pi perform the finale of "This is Follies" for the 1956 Flickertail Follies. Groups of performers stand on large platforms and a large painted backdrop hangs. Musicians play in front of the stage. Established by the Journalism Fraternity, Sigma Delta Chi, as a campus talent and variety show, The Flickertail Follies entertained the city of Grand Forks from 1925-1962. The Follies were, however, suspended from 1931-1935 due to The Depression and from 1941-1945 for World War II. The Follies gained national attention in 1950 when it was featured in "Life Magazine". The show was dropped in 1962 but was revitalized for one year in 1982.

Subject

Buildings -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Students -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks; Universities & colleges -- North Dakota -- Grand Forks

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

University of North Dakota; Flickertail Follies (Theater group); Beta Theta Pi; Kappa Alpha Theta

Rights

Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota

Keywords

Flickertail Follies, Kappa Alpha Theta, Beta Theta Pi, Fraternity, Sorority, Musicians, Central High School Auditorium, Auditoriums, Musicians, High school facilities, Greek letter societies, Draperies, Dancers, Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery

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