Yukon Nuggets

  • Dawson City Festival, 1962.

1962 Historical Photos

Dawson City Festival

The driving force behind the creation of Dawson City Festival was Roy Minter. With the support of Erik Nielsen, Yukon MP, and Walter Dinsdale, Minister of Northern Affairs, and with the rebuilding of the Palace Grand Hotel, the Broadway bound musical "Foxy" had it's world premiere on July 2 starring Bert Lahr of 'Wizard of Oz' fame.

Later, "Foxy" appeared for 72 performances in the Ziegfield Theatre, New York.

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Minister of Northern Affairs, Walter Dinsdale, Pierre Berton

Bert Lahr, Bea Lilly, Tom Patterson, creator of the Stratford Festival