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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rita And Orson For The Troops

Here is a great shot and caption from Film Noir Photos
Rita Hayworth and (soon-to-be husband) Orson Welles performing in “The Mercury Wonder Show,” August 1943. Combining magic, carnival, and humor, the show was part of the home front war effort put on for servicemen during the war.

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