April 20, 2005: From the Archives


It doesn’t quite look like Paris, but “Parisian Splendor” was the theme for this 1948 dance, sponsored by the Daily Princetonian and the Tiger magazine, in the transformed Dillon Gym. Undergrads and their imported dates practiced the lost art of dancing cheek to cheek as the Meyer Davis Orchestra played at this major campus social occasion. Tickets, at $8.50 for stags or couples, were limited to 900. Organizers claimed the dance would “surpass anything attempted at Princeton for the past 10 years.” end of article