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Date of Work


Identification #

UAP 1380

Additional Information

Six members of Phi Delta Theta Dressed as concession workers for their 1951 Flickertail Follies performance of "The Greatest Show on Earth." 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; Phi Delta Theta; Concessions; Costumes; Fraternity; Costume; Greek letter societies; Concessions (Amusements; etc.); Talent shows; College students; Coca Cola (Trademark); Balloons

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Alpha Chapter (University of North Dakota); Flickertail Follies (Theater group); University of North Dakota