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 wevl.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.
Monday, July 19, 2010
America In WWII
The Film Noir Photos blog posted about the print/web magazine America In WWII. I have seen the print version at newsstands, but never visited the website before. In addition to a large amount and variety of information about the purely military aspects of World War II, the site includes features about life on the home front, including a gallery of pulp fiction covers of crime, westerns and science fiction; and the story of how Veronica Lake changed her trademark "peek-a-boo" hairstyle to help the war effort.