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, March 5, 2010

Alice in Wonderland (1933) Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, W.C. Fields

Boing Boing posted about the DVD release of the 1933 version of Alice in Wonderland, starring Cary Grant, Gary Cooper and W.C. Fields.  There have been many more film versions of this story than I was aware, but this particular adaptation, in addition to featuring some of the royalty of Golden Age Hollywood, had the endorsement of Alice Liddell.  Ms. Liddell was the woman for whom Lewis Carroll wrote the original stories when she was a child, in other words, the real "Alice". 

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