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Members of Delta Zeta perform "Penguins at the Waldorf" for the 1951 Flickertail Follies. Half of the chorus portrays men in suit coats and top hats while the other half wear dresses. Two performers dressed as penguins are at the 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.


Flickertail Follies; Delta Zeta; Penguin Costumes; Sorority; Costume; Penguins; Greek letter societies; Clothing and dress; College students; Hats; Staffs (Sticks; canes; etc.)

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Flickertail Follies (Theater group); University of North Dakota; Delta Zeta Sorority


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