The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, August 17, 2009

"Intruder in the Dust" Returns to Oxford, MS

Intruder in the Dust is a movie based on a short story by William Faulkner of the same name. Shot in and around Oxford, Mississippi in 1948-49, the film premiered 60 years ago in October. To commemorate the event, the Lyric Theater in Oxford will screen the film on October 2, 2009. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for a cocktail party, followed by a documentary about the film, and then the movie itself. Claude Jarman, Jr., the child star who played one of the central characters, will lead a discussion after the film. The event is a fund raiser for the Oxford Film Festival.

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