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, July 21, 2010

The Graham Sharknose

Boing Boing happened across one of my favorite car designs when it referred to a post about this ad for a 1938 Graham.  This partcilar model became known, for obvious reasons, as the "Sharknose."  This car is what you might imagine a fictional Art Deco car to look like, but it was real.  Despite the innovative design, it was not a great seller.

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