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Date of Work

May 3-4, 1948

Identification #

UAP 16837

Additional Information

Alpha Phi and Sigma Chi perform their combined act entitled "Fiesta" for the 1948 Flickertail Follies. Musicians play in front of the stage while the audience watches on. 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; Musicians; Audience; Costumes; Fraternity; Sorority; Central High School Auditorium; Audiences; Greek letter societies; High school facilities; Costume; Entertainers; Theaters - Stage-setting and scenery; Musicians

Places Depicted

North Dakota--Grand Forks; North Dakota

Organizations Depicted

Central High School (Grand Forks, N.D.); University of North Dakota