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.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Beginnings of Mt. Rushmore

I have seen a couple of references to Mt. Rushmore in the past few days (e.g. North by Northwest on TCM earlier this week), and in browsing the Modern Mechanix archives I found this December 1933 article about the project written when the project was just started, and only three presidents were planned for the piece.  It seemed too much of a coincidence not to post the item. 

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