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Date of Work

5-1-1961

Description

Members of Pi Beta Phi and Theta Chi perform "Glasgow, Here We Come" for the 1961 Flickertail Follies. Microphones and lights are at the edge of the stage, while musicians play in front of the stage. A large painted backdrop is behind the performers. 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

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

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Central High School (Grand Forks, N.D.); Flickertail Follies (Theater group); Pi Beta Phi; Theta Chi; University of North Dakota

Rights

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

Keywords

Flickertail Follies, Pi Beta Phi, Theta Chi, Stage, Scottish Costumes, Musicians, Fraternity, Sorority, Dancers, Central High School Auditorium, Clothing and dress - Scotland, Auditoriums, High school facilities, Greek letter societies, Musicians, Dancers, Costume

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