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, June 16, 2010

Cary Grant At Orpheum Summer Movies

If you are a Cary Grant fan, you are in luck this week during the Orpheum Summer Movies series.  Tomorrow night, Grant, Katherine Hepburn, and James Stewart engage in class warfare in The Philadelphia Story.  On Friday, Grant and Eva Marie Saint hang around Mt. Rushmore (literally) in Hitchcock's North By Northwest.  I like Cary Grant, but for me, Jimmy Stewart steals the show in The Philadelphia Story.  My funniest moment?  When Stewart responds to an awkward question from Hepburn about marriage with the stunned query:  "Can she be human?"

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